2008 Leiden, Netherlands – Boerhaave Museum

Rob Koopman from Leiderdorp, Netherlands - Flickr CC BY-SA 2 This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. File:Museum Boerhaave Room 4 University of Leiden.jpg Created: 10 October 2010 The 400th Anniversary of the...

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2007 Greenville, SC – Roper Mountain Science Center

War of Worlds Scope Each Fall the ATS has held its annual meeting in proximity to historic observatories and astronomical instrumentation in the United States, Canada, and more recently, in Europe. The Society also rotates its meetings to varying locations to best...

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2006 Fort Davis, TX – McDonald Observatory

Texas Titans Each Fall the ATS has held its annual meeting in proximity to historic observatories and astronomical instrumentation in the United States, Canada, and more recently, in Europe. The Society also rotates its meetings to varying locations to best...

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2005 Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnati Observatory

Cincinnati Observatory Each Fall the ATS has held its annual meeting in proximity to historic observatories and astronomical instrumentation in the United States, Canada, and more recently, in Europe. The Society also rotates its meetings to varying locations to best...

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Denver, CO – Chamberlin Observatory

Rocky Mountain High Date: September 26-29, 2003Location: Denver, CO, USA Highlights: On September 26 through 29, 2003, the Antique Telescope Society held its 12th annual convention at the historic Chamberlin Observatory, Denver University in Denver, CO. The program...

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Jesse Ramsden (1735-1800)

Jesse Ramsden, the son of a Yorkshire innkeeper, was born October 6, 1735. At the age of 16 he was apprenticed, first to a cloth worker and later to a scientific instrument maker in London. By the time he finished his apprenticeship he was highly skilled in engraving...

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Plössl, Georg Simon (1794-1868)

Georg Simon Plössl was born September 19th, 1794 in Wieden near Vienna. He was the son of a carpenter and learned to turn wood during an apprenticeship from September 28th 1807 to 1811.  On May, 9th 1812 he started to work with the Voigtlaender optical firm in the...

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