Adventures and Misadventures in Telescope Making
Sometimes ATM projects (Amateur Telescope Making) go just as planned, or even better than you expected. Other times? One encounters abject, humiliating failure. What lessons (or laughs) can we take from such failures and successes?
Guy is a retired mathematics teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience in DC Public Schools. For many years he has been the lead instructor at twice-weekly amateur telescope making workshop at the Chevy Chase Community Center (DC) under the auspices of the National Capital Astronomers. He continues his volunteer interest in STEM education as a member of the District of Columbia Math for America (MfA-DC) advisory board, and as an instructor for the Carnegie First Light Saturday science academy for middle-school students, using a hands-on approach to the sciences. He is the current president of the Hopewell Astronomical Society and Observatory, located near Haymarket, VA.