Software Bisque Workshop Weekend At GMARS.

This past weekend saw the largest gathering of Paramount users at a single location.  The Riverside Astronomical Society was glad to be a part of this special workshop weekend.

Paramount owners were invited to come to our dark sky site, GMARS, in Landers, CA to take part in workshop to help owners of these wonderful mounts to get the most out of them.

Richard Wright and Steve Bisque and his production engineer daughter Sarah Bisque were there and conducted two one day workshops. For free!!!  Rarely do you get this kind of opportunity in the astronomy world to have the manufacturers of the equipment invite you to a dark sky location and then show you how to get the most out of your equipment.  Amazing.

Luckily, the weather cooperated for the most part and there were plenty of places for the attendees to set up their own equipment and put what they learned into practice that very day.

The learning center at GMARS got its first use since we authorized some renovations to increase the number of people that could be seated and added a projector and screen.


Although this wasn’t a sales meeting, but an educational event, we still invited both OPT (Oceanside Photo and Telescopes) and Woodland Hills Telescopes to setup sales areas.  Better safe than sorry.  Because, I can tell you how many times I have traveled to a far away place and forgot that one essential piece of equipment that makes everything go.  So, we thought it would be best to have some vendors onhand to make sure that everyone that attended could make the most out of the event.

If your company/group/association would like to spend a private weekend out at GMARS, or use our facilities for an outreach or student activities.  Please contact me at and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

– 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 +


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