The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Striving daily to enhance the study, appreciation, and conservation of birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology incorporates traditional research techniques with innovative workshops to educate and excite its community.
Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy
Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project (CBSAP) offers a unique solar astronomy experience with over 250,000 students and adults at over 300 free STEM events per year in 22 countries.
Phil Plait (The Bad Astronomer)
Phil Plait, AKA the Bad Astronomer, is a well known author, lecturer, skeptic, and popular science blogger/communicator.
Cara Santa Maria
Cara Santa Maria is an award winning journalist, science communicator, television presenter, producer, and podcaster.
He's the creator of the Oscar-nominated Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius. But this creative visionary also turns his artistic eye toward the night sky.
Kaltseis has quickly established himself as one of Europe’s most acclaimed imagers. In less than five years, he has received four APODs and two EAPODs with Celestron equipment ranging from an 8” Newtonian reflector to a 14” EdgeHD.
He started observing the night sky as a first grader. Now, at age 14, Grant Regen is an accomplished astroimager and an expert on our Skyris cameras.
Tahoe Star Tours
The astronomy tour where science and art collide.
Viva and Michael met in 2012 while working day jobs as civil servants in Ottawa, Ontario. By night, they were community activists and astronomy enthusiasts. The friends set up a Celestron telescope one night in the city’s downtown to observe Jupiter and from there #POPSCOPE was born.
Eurasian Bustard Alliance
Founded in 2005, the Eurasian Bustard Alliance is a non-profit group of researchers devoted to the conservation of bustard species.
Stephan Hawking studied the universe for decades, but with the help of Celestron, Stephen Hawking was finally able to observe distant galaxies firsthand.
Sharing his knowledge of imaging through his writings and workshops, Thierry Legault exudes passion through his imaging and educating others on accomplishing the same.
Lee and Ashley Hall
Both Lee and Ashley Hall work at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. They use Celestron microscopes for both their educational and paleontological work.
Discovering a storm on Jupiter, "Red Spot Junior," is one of many of Christopher Go's accomplishments as an astroimager and enthusiast.
Since 1960, Robert Reeves has been exploring his passion for astrophotography. After years of learning and practice, Robert obtained a Celestron 8-ince Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope and hasn’t looked back since.
With his interest in astronomy beginning at the age of 10, this young veteran has been able to make great strides in the field within the past 25 years.
Shooting during the Venus and Jupiter Conjunction, Dylan O’Donnell turned his telescope towards the opposite horizon to snap a series of photos. His aim? To freeze the International Space Station zipping across the bright surface of the nearly full Moon. His capture captivated the world.
Tony Rowell was an award-winning photographer specializing in both deep space and landscape astrophotography and time lapse video. Shooting both film and digital, Tony’s work has been featured in books, in magazines, and highly recognizable websites.
Terry is best known as the discoverer of some of the brightest comets of the past decade. Most recently C/2017 E4 (
Meet Jimmy Walker: a pro golfer with a passion for astronomy and a talent for capturing impressive images of celestial objects.
Kristie Reddick of The Bug Chicks
For Parents, Teachers, and Bugdorks, The Bug Chicks combine the arts and science to educate on bugs, biology, and biodiversity.
From the crime scene to the courtroom, she solves crimes using bloodstain pattern analysis. Her secret weapon? Celestron digital microscopes.
Sarah Swanson and Max Smith
Sarah and Max are coauthors of Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest, a book that combines fascinating facts about 85 northwestern birds with information about how and where to find them.