About Us

Astronomics is a family-owned business that has been supplying amateur astronomers, schools, businesses, and government agencies with the right optical equipment and the right advice since 1979. And we’re now in our third Astronomics generation (son Michael started keeping track of the Astronomics inventory when he was seven and those are grandkids Ellie and Liam to the right).

Astronomy Technologies, our wholly-owned subsidiary, has been designing and importing Astro-Tech telescopes and accessories since 2005. The highly reviewed Astro-Tech refractors, Ritchey-Chrétien astrographs, imaging Newtonians, and apochromatic refractors have received numerous Sky & Telescope magazine “Hot Product” and Astronomy magazine “Star Product” awards for their innovation and performance.

Since 2006, Astronomics has been the owner and sole supporter of Cloudy Nights, the world’s largest free astronomy forum and review site and our gift to the astronomical community. With well over 65,000 registered users, Cloudy Nights is the best site on the internet for astronomy information and family-friendly chat. You can also buy, sell, and trade your used telescope equipment on Cloudy Nights with no fees for using our classified and shop and swap sections. It doesn’t cost a cent for you to join Cloudy Nights (at www.cloudynights.com/register) and Cloudy Nights members get discounts on virtually everything we sell at Astronomics. 

One of the major manufacturers told us that Astronomics had probably sold more high end telescopes than any other telescope store in the world. We don’t know how true that is, but Astronomics has supplied customers numbering well into six figures with the right stuff since 1979. Isn’t it time we supplied you with the right telescope or accessory?



. . . our 34th year