Our Production Manager (and one of the people who sometimes has to stay late when an issue goes to the printer) returned to work Tuesday after a two-week honeymoon cruise. He mentioned to me that while he was home Monday recovering from jet lag, he saw a brief program on TV about some kind of open, bronze telescope.
Turns out that our local cable news channel had a story about a team of Vermonters who are bringing back the Porter Garden Telescope. You may have seen the work of Telescopes of Vermont at last year's Northeast Astronomy Forum.
Check out the 7-minute-long report online and see how the instruments are made.