AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

Dorner Telescope Museum (Abstract)

Volume 47 number 2 (2019)

Rudolph Dorner
RASC
Randall Rosenfeld
RASC

Abstract

(Abstract only) Part I: Rudolph Dorner presents the rationale for a major new gift to the RASC, which will enable it to tell the story of the telescope in Canada through a world-class institution. Part II: Randall Rosenfeld, Director of the Dorner Telescope Museum, discusses the potential of the museum, its purpose and contemplated programs, some of the challenges to be overcome in its realization, acquisitions achieved and acquisitions to come, what the museum could look like, telescope museum precedents and the unique nature of the Droner vision, and the potential place of the Dorner Telescope Museum in the cultural landscape of the country.