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The Alt-Az Initiative is a catalyst for the development of low cost, lightweight, modest aperture (1-3 meters) telescopes with, so far, 4 conferences, a dozen workshops and counting, 12 tech initiatives, 1 tech demo and 1 production telescope, several papers (including one for the National Academy of Sciences) and two published  books (see below), and two others in the offing.
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No Conferences or Workshops are currently scheduled

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of past Alt-Az conferences
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Portland VII - July 27-28, 2013
Florida Fringe Festival - February 1-3, 2013
Lander Lightweight Mirror Workshop - June 6-8 2013 

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