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How We Make Premium Telescope Mirrors

Our mirror-making work relies on efficiency and efficiency these days means robotics. So while designing and adding a new overarm to one of our mirror polishing machines, we decided to push the envelope.
Making telescope mirrors is a little bit of art and a lot of craft. You watch a mirror spin around hundreds of thousands of times, splashing on a bit of cerium oxide here and ther… http://waiteresearch.com/index.php/blog/2017/01/how-we-make-premium-telescope-mirrors/