The 31st annual Mt. Kobau Star Party will begin at dusk July 26, 2014 and will end at dawn August 03, 2014

Southeastern view

Overlooking Lake Osoyoos

2014 MKSP is underway!

Jack Dudych

Jack is retired after a multifaceted career culminating in twenty years as a professional designer of electronic products. He is a Mathematical Association of America award winner and a grantee of a recently-expired U.S. patent, plus a winner of six MKSP telescope-making awards (three for ‘Most Innovative Design’).

Although he loves all telescopes, he is an advocate for large binoculars, “…because of the way they engage the observer’s innate higher-order ability to more profoundly apprehend low-contrast astronomical objects”. He built an unusual two-reflection-per-channel, 12-inch, Newtonian binoscope that was profiled in Sky and Telescope magazine.