Amateur astronomy loses a great pioneering salesman

Posted by David Eicher
on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Yesterday, news broke about the death of a great figure in the telescope world, Norman Edmund, who died in South Florida last week at the age of 95. The founder of Edmund Scientific Co. in Barrington, New Jersey, Edmund created a huge opportunity for telescope makers and astronomy enthusiasts to buy materials with which to make scopes on the cheap from the post-WWII surplus market. He later made his company into a powerhouse that continues as one of the major forces in selling telescopes and accessories, as well as a huge variety of excellent products in all aspects of science.

Edmund Optics
The Miami Sun-Sentinel printed Edmund’s obiturary yesterday. I encourage you to read it and learn more about this great man.

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