Under the Hood

In the past our video interviews with astronomy-equipment manufacturers have taken place during public gatherings such as the Northeast Astronomy Form (NEAF) in New York and the Advanced Imaging Conference (AIC) in California. The format of our new Under The Hood video interviews is different. These are being done during on-site visits to company headquarters and manufacturing facilities where we have the opportunity see how astronomy equipment is made and talk with the people involved. We hope viewers will enjoy this new format and the chance for a behind-the-scenes look at how some of the technology that drives the science and hobby of astronomy is created. You can also find these videos on Sky & Telescope’s YouTube channel (subscribe to get notifications when new videos are posted).

Under the Hood with PlaneWave Instruments

2017 marks the 10th anniversary of PlaneWave Instruments, one of the world’s premier manufacturers of advanced telescopes for imaging, research, and education. Our interview begins at the company’s headquarters in Rancho Dominguez, California, where President & CEO Richard Hedrick gives us a tour of the facilities and a detailed look at some of PlaneWave’s newest…