WAA December Meeting

Friday, December 6th at 7:30 pm

Lienhard Hall, 3rd floor
Pace University, Pleasantville, NY

The History of Glass: The Power Behind Discovery

Alan Witzgall
Senior Optician, ESCO Optics

Alan is an active member and officer of several amateur astronomy societies in New Jersey. In his professional life, he is a Senior Optician for ESCO Optics of Oak Ridge, NJ. His career in optics started with building telescopes in his basement during his high school and college years. In 1977, one of them, a 10-inch reflector, took first award at Stellafane, the birthplace of the amateur telescope-making hobby in America.

Mr. Witzgall has been “pushing glass” for a living for over 40 years, and will speak on how his favorite material has built the modern world and opened up all sciences and technologies.

Pre-lecture socializing with fellow WAA members and guests begins at 7:00 pm!