1st Annual SIA Expo Recap.

The first annual Science, Imaging, Astronomy (SIA) Expo was held this weekend at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, CA.

The SIA EXPO is the trade show and conference of choice for Astronomy and Imaging enthusiasts residing in the San Fernando Valley and surrounding area.  Below are some pictures I took at the event.

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Farah Payan stands in front of her booth for her store, Woodland Hills Telescopes.  She produced the SIA Expo, so thanks Farah!

 

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Dr. D, Daniel Mounsey manning the Woodland Hills booth.  His next stop is Nightfall in Borrego Springs in two weeks.

 

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The Entrance of the Expo.

 

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Scott Roberts of Explorer Scientific trying to get a signal.

 

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The west hall filled with exhibitors.

 

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Celestron was at the main entrance.

 

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With Diane on the inside and Andy on the outside, Lunt Solar Scopes was one of the more popular booths and exhibits.

 

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John from Televue was there to show his wares as well.

 

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In a rare appearance, Losmondy Astronomical was at the Expo.  I have never been at a show where they were present.  A big surprise.

 

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iOptron displaying a range of mount for every astronomical need.

 

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PlaneWave showing off my next telescope  (in my dreams).

 

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My friend David Ho from Hotech was also showing his goods.  Hi David!

 

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Astronomers without boarders, a very worthwhile organization distributing information.

 

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Atik astronomical cameras from England had a booth as well.

 

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Apogee cameras showing off their latest equipment for me to drool over.

 

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Meade instruments booth.

 

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Wally Pacholka was MIA from his booth as he was lecturing at the time.

 

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In addition to astronomical equipment a variety of photography vendors were there as well.  The gentlemen from Manfrotto was displaying the best of their goods.

 

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Frank and Linda Boeker for the RAS coming to show support for the Expo.

 

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The beautiful courtyard of the Expo building.

In addition to the exhibitors, there were lectures given throughout the day.  The College even opened up its planetarium for 4 shows to the public for the first time ever.  A very enjoyable time.  I can’t wait till next year.

– Ex astris, scientia –

I am and avid amateur astronomer and intellectual property attorney in Pasadena, California and I am a Rising Star as rated by Super Lawyers Magazine.  As a former Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy, I am a proud member of the Armed Service Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Association working to aid all active duty and veterans in our communities. Connect with me on Google +

Norman

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