In addition to our global outreach efforts that you can read about here, Celestron is dedicated to promoting the importance of science education and dark-sky preservation throughout our communities. That is why we partner with STEM and outdoor initiatives around the world. With them, we’re committed to fostering intellectual curiosity in new generations of scientists, engineers, and outdoor enthusiasts.
We derive our inspiration from everyone in our community who is dedicated to growing the fields of science and astronomy. Celestron continually seeks out partnerships with worthy causes like Astronomers Without Borders and the International Dark-Sky Association, who advocate astronomy education worldwide.
We also support many industry professionals, like the father-son team behind Tahoe Star Tours, in their mission to give people their first life-changing glimpse through a telescope—much like Tom Johnson did with his own sons.
Recently, we’ve forged powerful ties with Hands On Science and the American Park Network, in an effort to help young people foster a love of the outdoors and discover the many terrestrial and microscopic wonders it holds.
Finally, Celestron is indebted to the pioneering minds at the world’s leading research observatories and educational institutions for their breakthrough discoveries that expand our understanding of the cosmos. As an expression of our gratitude, Celestron has donated telescopes to universities including UCLA and observatories from Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles to Mauna Kea in Hawaii to Lowell Observatory in Arizona. Our staff has even taught courses in telescope making at our local community college, El Camino.
But our commitment to community goes beyond formal partnerships: dozens of Celestron employees have freely donated their own time to attend public star parties or host their own at local schools. Their stories always echo the same experience: there’s no more rewarding feeling than giving someone their first view of the Moon’s deep craters or Saturn’s luminous rings.