Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show
From AstronomyOutreach networkRTMC Astronomy Expo which will continue to be held in Big Bear in May of each year.
Note: PATS event for 2013 was cancelled.
The event highlights:
- Browse dozens of manufacturers and dealers of astronomical equipment, software, and accessories, all under one roof. Company representatives and, in some cases, owners will be available to answer your questions.
- Check out all the telescopes and discover the one that's right for you. While there will be many which are suitable for beginners, there'll be plenty that are aimed at intermediate and advanced amateurs.
- See astrophotography products from the industry's leading camera, mount, video camera, and software manufacturers.
- Examine books, star charts, and astronomical accessories across a range of prices.
- Enjoy indoor events including talks by scientists, observers, and a very talented artist.
- Outdoors you will find an array of specialized solar telescopes offering breathtaking views of the Sun (for many, this alone is worth the trip).
- Enjoy Old Town Pasadena, at the foot of historic Mt. Wilson.