Welcome to StellarTelescope.com and Thank You for Visiting!
We are a team of avid astronomy enthusiasts along the New Hampshire Seacoast looking to create an online shopping experience unlike anywhere else.
We want to help you find exactly what you need within the exciting hobby of astronomy. Just like you, we dislike the “salesy” pressure tactics to buy something that really isn’t what you need. We are all about SERVICE (something you probably won’t find at Amazon or Walmart).
Zach Silk - Founding Owner.
Hi! My name is Zach. I am a father, husband, space enthusiast and founding owner of Stellar Telescope. I am so glad that you took the time out of your busy day to find out a little more about us. I love connecting with my customers so please don’t hesitate to reach out!
My love-affair with the night sky began in my youth. I went to a Christian music conference when I was about 9, and there was a little talk in between the songs...the speaker went on to show a picture of earth...then he showed a picture of earth taken from one of the apollo missions. He said that from the moon, you could blot out the earth with your outstretched thumb… I couldn’t believe it. Wow. He then showed a picture that one of the Voyager space crafts took of earth..It was teeny tiny pixel. It is known as the Pale Blue Dot. (Can you see it?) Carl Sagan writes about this photo that [Earth is] “on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.”
I also have a poster of the “X” structure inside M51 that was mentioned in the presenter’s slide show.
Much like you, these breathtaking objects have marked me and forever, changing the way I see life.
Benjamin Touchette - Co-Owner
Hello! My name is Ben. I am a lover of the night sky, and joined with Zach to help run Stellar Telescope in May, 2018. I am thrilled that you have considered doing business with us and looking forward to working with you!
Starting in my youth, I loved how every star and constellation could have a story to tell. This fascination in the different stories about the stars that have been told throughout history is what fueled my desire to have a telescope and explore further. The amount of information out there in the universe also helped inspire me. I’ll always remember taking my simple telescope out into the Maine mountains with my father to get as much out of the night sky as possible.
Wishing you many, many clear skies,
Photo credit: Staffer at StellarTelescope.com