Scott Roberts with the apochromatic refractor telescope presented to National Young Astronomer Award winner John Hodge. Explore Scientific, LLC
Most amateur astronomers are familiar with Scott Roberts. During his days with Meade Instruments
, he was a common visitor to dozens of annual star parties and would often talk with observers on the phone to answer questions regarding telescopes and accessories.
Roberts left Meade earlier this year, but promised he would stay committed to amateur astronomy. Last weekend at the ALCON meeting, Roberts announced his return to the telescope manufacturing industry with the launch of Explore Scientific. The company designs and builds telescopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, and microscopes and will engage its customers and the interested public with recognition programs, awards, workshops, and expeditions. Explore Scientific will have products ready for the market this fall.
Listen to my recent interview with Scott Roberts here.