Al Nagler, founder and CEO, Tele Vue Optics, Inc.
"I Thank My Lucky Stars"
How a kid from the Bronx, with a love for astronomy, went on to create optical systems that bridged astronaut training with products to enhance the visual impact of our wondrous universe.
Al Nagler is an optical designer best known for his innovative wide-field eyepieces and versatile compact refractors. He also designed visual displays for the Gemini and Apollo Lunar Module simulators.
Al will cover his high school telescope project, and how it eventually lead to his prizes at the Stellafane convention, his designs of the NASA simulators, and how that encouraged him to develop the "Nagler"eyepiece and start Tele Vue Optics. He will also show some prototypes of new equipemnt introduced at the 2016 Winter Star Party.
Free and open to the public. See the Lectures page for more information.