A great visit with Celestron in Los Angeles

Posted by David Eicher
on Monday, December 23, 2013

Celestron CEO Dave Anderson in his office in Torrance, California, on December 20, 2013. // Credit: All images by David J. Eicher
I’ve had a wonderful time visiting some of the greats of the telescope industry for the last few days in Los Angeles, along with Astronomy’s Publisher Kevin Keefe and our Ad Manager Jeff Felbab. On the heels of our great meeting with Joe Lupica and others at Meade in Irvine, California, on Thursday, we spent much of the day Friday with Celestron’s executives, discussing all that’s going on at their very busy headquarters in Torrance. We enjoyed catching up with new Celestron CEO Dave Anderson, whose company has many new activities and ventures in the planning stages, and with our friends Michelle Meskill, Lauren Stracner, and Andrea Tabor also at Celestron. The three ladies discussed a huge variety of projects and products for the new year, and I can tell you that 2014 is going to be an exceptionally exciting one. Lots of things are bubbling, and we’ll have some announcements over the coming weeks about exciting partnerships between Celestron and the magazine in the works.

The ladies of Celestron: Andrea Tabor, Michelle Meskill, and Lauren Stracner, at company's headquarters in Torrance, California, on December 20, 2013.
We had a magnificent lunch with Celestron on the ocean at Redondo Beach and had to remind ourselves that this weekend we would fly back to Milwaukee and see all that snow.

Celestron's corporate headquarters in Torrance, California, on December 20, 2013.
Still, there is much to be thankful for, and 2014, as Celestron will demonstrate, is going to be a heck of a year!

Lunch at Redondo Beach, California, on December 20, 2013, with a whole lot of water in the Pacific Ocean.
In the meantime, I hope that you will enjoy the holidays.

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