Porter Garden Telescope

February 17, 2005 | Astronomy, Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

Want to own a tiny bit of telescope making history? Check out the Porter Garden Telescope, which according to an email from the owner will be up for sale shortly. There is one currently on display at the Chabot Science Center as well, in case you don’t have the means to pick one up.

It is certainly possible to own a larger telescope, but it would be difficult to own one that’s cooler.

More information about the Garden Telescope.

Some of Porter’s drawings of the 200″ telescope


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Time 2/18/2005 at 1:01 am

Porter Garden Telescope February 17th, 2005

Comment from Sanders E. Lewallen
Time 2/24/2005 at 11:31 am

Very interested. I have seen three Garden Telescopes in my life; at Hartness House and Stellafane, VT. and in Fort Myers, FL