Members Page

 

Founding Members

Dave Rowe - Amateur astronomer and telescope maker, author of several freeware applications for telescope making, optical design and interferometry.   Along with his wife Linda, Dave is the owner of Roweville (the site of the Pinto Valley Observatory).  Dave is also an owner and the CTO of a high-tech company.  Dave is also the inventor of the CDK optical design.    

Rick Hedrick - Amateur astronomer, telescope maker, formerly the Senior VP and CTO of Celestron, co-founder of El Camino Telescope making class, currently the President of PlaneWave Instruments.

Joe Haberman - Amateur astronomer, telescope maker, formerly the master optician for Celestron, El Camino College telescope making class assistant.  Currently the Vice President and master optician of PlaneWave Instruments

Chris Paul - Amateur astronomer, telescope maker, former Celestron Product Manager and Optical Engineer. 

Jason Fournier - Amateur astronomer, telescope maker, Technical Writer and Product Manager for Celestron, El Camino College telescope making class assistant. 

 

Here are some pictures of the members

Dave Rowe

Rick Hedrick

Joe Haberman

Chris Paul

Jason Fournier

Dan Medley

Andre Paquette

 

Contributing Members

Perry Hacking - Amateur astronomer, Professional astronomer, Astronomy Professor at El Camino College, professor of the El Camino College telescope making class, leads the 42" telescope project being made at El Camino College for which many of us on this site are participating in.  (that is another website that we will hopefully link to soon)  

Don Quok - Amateur astronomer, telescope maker, Engineer at TRW, El Camino College telescope making class assistant. 

Dan Medley - Amateur astronomer, Software engineer at Celestron. 

Andre Paquette - Amateur astronomer, cofounder of Astrogeeks, and software engineer for Celestron.

 

 

 

 

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