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