Open Source DIY Telescope Prime Features Raspberry Pi and 3D Printed Parts

While the majority of us are not astronauts, there is a tool that can be used in your home to make you feel like you’re just a little bit closer…

Sandia National Laboratories Looks at 3D Printing a Telescope in a New Way

Sandia National Laboratories likes to 3D print in big ways. The US Department of Energy contractor has impressed with 3D printed wind turbine blade molds, 3D printed solar power receivers, and…

How MakerBot Helped Design the Space Telescope of the Future

How often do you stop to think about the number and variety of objects that are floating around out in space? Not just the natural celestial objects and the rocks,…

Scientists are Zeroing in on Potentially Habitable Planets in the Milky Way – 3D Printing Could Ultimately Help Confirm Signs of Life

People have been talking about building telescopes on the moon for well over a decade. Imagine the possibilities – an unprecedented, up-close view of space that could reveal…who knows what?…

Open Space Agency Releases First Set of Files for the Open Source, 3D Printed Ultrascope Explorer Plus

If there’s one field you wouldn’t expect to utilize crowdsourcing, it would be space exploration. However, that’s pretty much what the Open Space Agency (OSA) does. Founded by entrepreneur James Parr,…

Materialise & Stratasys Partner for 3D Printed Telescope with Multi-Material Texture & Color

Those heavenly nightlit skies display the gateway to a universe that was here billions of years before our human race started to evolve, and gazing up in fascination simply never…

DIY Telescope 3D Printed by UK Researchers Will Have You Seeing Stars

Galileo and Newton would have been impressed. And NASA should take note! Researchers in the UK have created the first highly efficient, 3D printed telescope out of cheap, basic parts…

NASA to 3D Print An Entire Space Telescope, Minus the Lenses

NASA has been at the forefront of additive manufacturing technologies for some time now. They already have plans to send a 3D printer to the International Space Station later this…


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