Author Archives: Jack Day

Jack Day

About Jack Day

Jack Day began his adventure in amateur telescope making in 1985. He has been a speaker at the Telescope Optics Workshop in Bellingham, WA, runs the Student Telescope Making Program at the Table Mountain Star Party, and is otherwise mostly harmless.

A Compact, Lightweight Solar Projection Viewer

Learn how to make a travel-friendly solar projection viewer for your telescope — just in time for the eclipse! Each summer I have the privilege to run the Student Telescope Making Program at the Table Mountain Star Party (TMSP). Over the course of a few hours, students assemble telescopes and use them that night out…