50th Stellafane Convention

50th Stellafane Convention Springfield Vermont


Stock #: 648668
Type: Postcard
Era: Continental Chrome
City: Springfield
State: Vermont (VT)
County: Windsor
Publisher: John T. Hopf
Size: 4" x 5.75" (10.25 x 15 cm)

Additional Details:
Annual conventions of amateur telescope makers have been held here since 1926. The Springfield Telescope Makers led by Russell W. Porter began the hobby of telescope making here around 1920 and it soon spread throughout the world. Now the convention draws over a thousand lovers of precision optics, astronomy and photography from around the world. This aerial view shows clubhouse at top, the Porter Turret Telescope center, and many of the telescopes set up for the annual competition. Stellafane - originally Stellar Fane (shrine to the stars) has this verse over the door - "The heavens declare the glory of God"