PlaneWave Installs CDK500 Observatory System at Eastern Arizona College

Eastern Arizona College’s Payson Campus has recently become home to a state-of-the-art CDK500 Observatory System, courtesy of PlaneWave Instruments. This installation, generously funded by the Richard Caris Foundation, promises to revolutionize the way students engage with celestial exploration. The Power of Precision The CDK500 Observatory System represents PlaneWave’s commitment to precision and innovation in astronomical […]

posted December 1, 2023

PlaneWave Instruments Installs First-Ever Ski Resort Telescope in Jackson Hole

Recently, our dedicated installation team under the guidance of Cameron Vittiglio, Field Experience Manager, and Josh Person, Lead Assembly Technician, executed a flawless installation of our 1-meter telescope at the breathtaking Snow King Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This groundbreaking project will make Snow King the first-ever ski resort in North America to host an […]

posted November 17, 2023

Event Recap: A Successful Open House & Science Expo

The skies above PlaneWave Instruments were abuzz with excitement this past weekend as we hosted our annual Open House and Science Expo. We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to the local community and all those who joined us for this event. Your presence made this weekend truly remarkable! At PlaneWave Instruments, we firmly believe […]

posted October 12, 2023

PlaneWave Teams Up for Jackson College Observatory

Bridging the Gap: Jackson College’s New PlaneWave CDK700 Observatory The journey from planning the installation of PlaneWave’s CDK700 Observatory System at Jackson College has been a remarkable one. This project isn’t just about stargazing; it’s about bringing the universe closer to the community, students, and the researchers of tomorrow. Thanks to generous grants and funding, […]

posted October 1, 2023

PlaneWave to Host Second Campus Open House and Science Expo

PlaneWave Instruments, global leader in the design and manufacture of high-tech observatory-class telescopes, is excited to announce its second annual Open House and Science Expo. The event will take place on October 7-8, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, at PlaneWave’s headquarters in Adrian, MI. The Expo will feature a variety of demonstrations, displays, […]

posted September 18, 2023

PlaneWave Instruments and The Weizmann Institute of Science Announce Partnership for Advanced Astrophysical Research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MICHIGAN, USA & REHOVOT, ISRAEL — We are thrilled to announce that PlaneWave Instruments, a leading manufacturer of high-quality, mid-aperture telescopes, has announced a partnership with the renowned Weizmann Institute of Science. This partnership has the potential to revolutionize affordable astrophysical research and discovery through the combination of Weizmann’s innovative Fiber Optic […]

posted July 18, 2023

PlaneWave Instruments Installs 1-Meter Telescope at Lowell Observatory

PlaneWave’s dedicated team led by Shelby Stubbe, Engineering & Optical Manager; Cameron Vittiglio, Field Experience & Install Manager; and Collin Heinen, Electrical Technician; recently executed a flawless installation of our 1-Meter telescope at Lowell Observatory. The experience not only showcased the expertise of the PlaneWave team but also provided them with a unique opportunity to […]

posted July 10, 2023

DeltaRho 500 Astrograph: Newest Telescope from PlaneWave Instruments

DeltaRho 500 Astrograph: Newest Telescope from PlaneWave Instruments FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2023, ADRIAN, MICHIGAN–PlaneWave Instruments, a leading manufacturer of telescopes and astronomical instruments, is excited to announce the release of the DeltaRho 500 astrograph telescope. This new addition to PlaneWave’s product lineup is designed for uncompromising performance with a fast, wide- field optical […]

posted April 12, 2023

PW1000 Observatory System Named 2022 Coolest Thing Made In Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE As one of the nation’s largest centers for manufacturing, the state of Michigan has been a leader in innovation since Henry Ford began rolling cars off the line in the early 1900s. To highlight the continued innovations of manufacturers, the Michigan Manufacturers Association created the Coolest Thing Made in Michigan contest in […]

posted November 15, 2022

Baader Planetarium’s First Light: DeltaRho 350

by Christoph Kaltseis I had the chance to test the DeltaRho 350 f/3 Astrograph (DR350) with the serial number 0003 – all in all this solution is absolutely remote capable! You can read my first impressions and experiences here: Setup and installation The unit is very well made and in combination with PlaneWave’s focuser and de-rotator, it […]

posted November 14, 2022