We try not to play favorites here at Optical Mechanics, but we have to admit: astronomy is definitely nearest and dearest to our hearts! We explore the solar system, viewing techniques, galaxies, space travel, and much, much more.

Meade telescopes

Did Meade Telescopes Go Out of Business?, pub-3944954862316283, RESELLER, f08c47fec0942fa0 Meade Telescopes: The Granddaddy of Them All Meade Instruments (often shortened to Meade) is an American manufacturer that manufactures, imports, and distributes telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, microscopes, cameras, and telescope accessories. They are known for their Schmidt-Cassegrain, Newtonian, and solar telescopes. History of Meade Instruments Meade was founded in 1972 by …

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Green comet streaking through black star-filled sky

Revealed! The Story Behind The Mysterious Mission Green Comet, pub-3944954862316283, RESELLER, f08c47fec0942fa0 If you were following the news back in early February, you probably remember the mysterious bright green comet seen in the skies between the Big Dipper and Little Dipper. This comet set the minds of many alight as they wondered if they were seeing a scientific discovery in the making. It …

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Planets in space

Kepler 442-b: A New Earth?, pub-3944954862316283, RESELLER, f08c47fec0942fa0 Here on Earth, we may think that we are one of a kind. Since we do not yet have proof of extraterrestrial life, many believe we are truly alone in the universe and the center of it. However, science is working hard to discover other planets that contain life and might be …

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Apollo TV: The Very First Must-See TV From 1969, pub-3944954862316283, RESELLER, f08c47fec0942fa0 The Apollo 11 moon landing is one of the most significant and memorable television broadcasts in television history, with hundreds of millions of people around the world tuning into this historic moment, making it the most watched television broadcast in American television history. Living in the 21st century, it can be …

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Beautiful view of starry sky in Sedona

Best Stargazing in Sedona: 8 Great Places You Have to Check Out, pub-3944954862316283, RESELLER, f08c47fec0942fa0 There are certain places that every stargazer needs to have jotted down on their bucket list, and Sedona, Arizona, is absolutely one of them.  This place is a popular spot for visitors to check out at night with a telescope and a good stargazing app or two.  But why do so …

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People outside the Lowell Observatory in Lowell, AZ

Lowell Observatory: An Astronomer’s Paradise, pub-3944954862316283, RESELLER, f08c47fec0942fa0 The Lowell Observatory is located in Flagstaff, Arizona, and is a well-known historical site where many great strides in the world of astronomy have been made. If you are interested in the planets, stars, galaxies, etc., you probably already know what the Lowell Observatory is and why people should visit. However, …

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Lick Observatory in San Jose, California

Lick Observatory in California: Leader in Astronomy and Tech, pub-3944954862316283, RESELLER, f08c47fec0942fa0 The Lick Observatory is one of the most important astronomical sites in the United States. Located on Mount Hamilton east of San Jose, this multi-building facility is one of the core parts of the University of California’s astronomy program, as it gives hundreds of aspiring and currently practicing astronomers access to …

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