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"Roles of an Optical Engineer at Celestron", Friday, October 28, 12:00pm, MH 629


Chris Griffo, Celestron

ABSTRACT: Amateur astronomy wouldn’t be what it is today without the advancement of some key technologies that have been developed by Celestron, such as the mass manufacturing of high quality Schmidt correctors. As an Optical Engineer, knowledge of physics and other engineering disciplines are crucial in the development of these technologies. In this presentation I will give a quick introduction into telescope design, the Schmidt corrector/camera, history of Celestron, key roles of an optical engineer and some of the new products Celestron has introduced. Along with these topics, I will also go into my path through the optics industry and steps I took before and after I graduated from the CSU Fullerton Physics Department.