The home page of . . .
Dr. John A.
and the Brashear 11-Inch
An Internet home page to honor
Pittsburgh's greatest amateur astronomer
and world-renowned optical
craftsman; brought to you by
Astronomers Association of Pittsburgh!
The Brashear 11-Inch
Refractor housed in Wagman Observatory is the only telescope built by
John A. Brashear to be named solely for John A. Brashear!
- Click here to
read an October, 1995, article on the Brashear 11-Inch Refractor
by Karen Carlin of the Pittsburgh
- Who is Brashear? Find out here.
Did you know?
- The AAAP
successfully petitioned to have an
asteroid named for Brashear . . . Click
- There is a crater
on Mars named for Brashear . . . Click
Coming soon to this
- Brashear in 1993 was named an honorary
member, posthumously, of the AAAP!
- And more! Visit again soon!
For more information on John A.
Brashear and the Brashear 11-Inch Refractor, built by Brashear in
1908 for his friend, Andrew Carnegie, visit Wagman Winterfest!
Or jump to the AAAP's home
"How nice it would be if there
were a telescope or a place where the layman, boy or girl, could have
a chance to look at the stars . . . " --
John A. Brashear.
The Final Frontier stars
This page last updated 1996 Nov.
-- Brashear's birthday is Nov. 24 (born in 1840)!
Birthday Uncle John!!
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