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

PlaneWave Introduces Cutting-Edge T-600 Gimbal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PlaneWave Instruments is pleased to introduce the T-600 Series Gimbal. Designed to operate in Alt/Az, equatorial, and Alt/Alt configurations, this high-performance direct-drive gimbal will set a new standard for value and capability. Meant for applications with the most demanding requirements, it is the next generation of PlaneWave’s stand-alone gimbals.  “The T-Series was […]

posted November 9, 2022

PlaneWave to Host 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 first Science Expo. Coupled with a campus open house, the event will take place on October 1-2, 2022, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, at PlaneWave’s headquarters in Adrian, MI. The Expo will feature a variety of […]

posted September 13, 2022

PlaneWave Instruments’ RC700 Installed at NASA

In November 2021, our RC700 was installed at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland where the system will be used to demonstrate laser communication technology for future spaceflight missions. “We couldn’t be more thrilled that the RC700 will be used in NASA’s laser communication project,” said PlaneWave’s Technical Services Manager, Matt Dieterich. “The opportunity […]

posted August 15, 2022

PlaneWave Instruments Announces Partnership with Hart Scientific Consulting International

Launching a New Generation of Discovery: PlaneWave Instruments Announces Partnership with Hart Scientific Consulting International PlaneWave Instruments and Hart Scientific Consulting International (HartSCI) have announced their new partnership to offer the world’s first commercially pre-integrated adaptive optics solution. PlaneWave Instruments manufactures world-class telescopes and observatory systems, but advanced applications within astronomical research, laser communications, and […]

posted July 6, 2022

PlaneWave Installs CDK700 for Georgia State University

Georgia State University’s Hard Labor Creek Observatory has upgraded from a 20-inch telescope to a PlaneWave CDK700 that will provide students, professional astronomers, and the public with a world-class observatory system. In March 2022, the PlaneWave installation team set off to bring the CDK700’s revolutionary optical design and innovative direct-drive mount technology to enhance the […]

posted June 13, 2022