ALCON 2018 Exhibitors

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Home to the HyperStar Lens and Hyperion Telescope, Starizona is more than just a retail store in Tucson, Arizona. We specialize in online shopping for telescopes, binoculars, software, books, and star guides for astronomy and birding, as well as video tutorials and hands-on training covering everything from telescope basics to deep sky imaging. We also offer free nightly viewing on Friday and Saturday nights.

Our HyperStar Lens is currently being used on the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the ISERV Mission.

Our HyperStar Lens and MicroTouch Focuser are also favorites among scientists like Dr. Stephen Hawking, and comet hunters David H. Levy and Terry Lovejoy.

Come see Hyperstar demos at Eagle Lake Observatory at ALCON!

Kitt Peak Visitor Center – ALCON SILVER SPONSOR

Kitt Peak Visitor Center offers guests a deeper understanding what Kitt Peak is all about with daytime tours. Both daily tours and VIP tours are available to bring you up-to-date on the latest news at the observatory. The tours go inside the domes housing some of our biggest telescopes used by astronomers every clear night for scientific research.
For those who want a deeper look into the beautiful nighttime skies above, you may choose from a number of evening programs. They range from beginner programs for those who have never experienced being under the rich dark skies above, to programs for those who wish to be involved in overnight programs and the world of astrophotography, and everything in between.


Simulation Curriculum – ALCON SILVER SPONSOR

Simulation Curriculum develops the well-known SkySafari Astronomy Apps for macOS, iOS and Android and Starry Night Astronomy Software for Windows and Mac operating systems.

Psalm 19 Astronomy

Psalm 19 Astronomy is an educational sidewalk outreach that promotes the science of astronomy and the Christian faith. Our mission is to share the beauty and majesty of God’s universe through astronomy. We seek to demonstrate that there is harmony between God’s world, the universe, and God’s word, the Bible. We have developed a series of astronomy cards that we hand out to passersby who stop to look into our telescopes to educate them on the science of astronomy.

NASA Night Sky Network

Free handouts, demos, and activities from NASA’s astronomy outreach program for amateur astronomy clubs.

Explora Dome

PolyDome is offering a whole new breed of observatory dome. . . the Explora-Dome! Unlike our competitors in the market today, the Explora-Dome is a truly affordable, virtually indestructible, maintenance free observatory dome. Now you can afford to sit inside a true observatory sheltered from the winds and annoying neighbor’s porch lights. No more need to haul your equipment out, set it up, and then when you are finished, break it down and haul it back inside.


The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is a community of informal educators and scientists dedicated to supporting learning about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) across the United States.

Skynet Scholars at the Bell

Skynet Scholars is a program for middle and high school students that encourages them to conduct their own scientific explorations of the universe. Participants experience hands-on astronomy and STEM based activities including the use of robotic telescopes to take their own astronomical images. We are seeking volunteer mentors to casually participate in the online forum.

iNova Technologies

iNova Technologies is proud to introduce their New Modular Stand-Alone Camera & Device Control Systems! These systems feature Sony CMOS sensors and multi-platform compatibility. They can be used with android, windows, mac, or linux devices – or use it in stand-alone mode.

Astronomical League Sales

League Sales is a division of the Astronomical League. League Sales and its web store serve to support the mission, activities, programs, members, and guests of the Astronomical League.

Many of the products offered by League Sales support Astronomical League Observing Programs and membership benefits, but can be of value to any amateur astronomer. Products are designed and priced with members in mind.

Simon Shack – TYCHOS

Simon Shack is the author of the TYCHOS, a new interpretation of our solar system. It is the result of his research into ancient, medieval and modern astronomy.
Concurring elements of cosmological knowledge and observations from these epochs formed the groundwork upon which the TYCHOS model was conceived.
Simon is visiting the USA from Italy to promote his new work.

Night Sky Books & Cards by Jonathan Poppele

Jonthan Poppele is creator of the “Night Sky Playing Cards” and author of the National Outdoor Book Award Honoree “Night Sky: A Field Guide to the Constellations” with over 100,000 copies sold.


Don White – Art Dreamer

Don White is an Outer Space artist specializing in imaginary landscapes, otherworldly destinations and future space exploration. His technique combines gel-pen, watercolor washes, acrylics, and exotic inks. Special ALCON2018 prices!