Maker Faire

Handmade 8" Telescope

Type: Maker Table/Exhibit
Program Area: Science


Location: To be determined

Three girls built a 8" dobsonian telescope for a service project. Since completing the project the girls have won a Merit award and the Astronomer's choice award at the Riverside Telescope Maker's conference in 2005. Their project has been very successful. They have taught an introduction to astronomy class to a group of 22 girls. The girls appear in the Maker's Book.

As Seen in Makers!


Katie Barmazel
Sarah Davis
Ivy White