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ATM Awards

The Amateur Telescope Making Awards are presented at the Saturday night meal.

If you have constructed an ATM project, it may well pay to enter into the competition.


  • Best Equatorial Telescope
  • Best Dobsonian Telescope
  • Best Telescope Accessory (must be part of a telescope)
  • Best Observing Aid


Previous award winning entries are not eligible for re-entry to that category.
Home built telescopes and item only to be entered.
Total of three judges only from different Societies.
Judges cannot have an entry in a category they are judging.
The judges’ decision is final.

Judging Criteria

  • Materials
  • Workmanship
  • Innovation
  • Usability

Judging the Categories

Judging will be carried out, using a point system on a scale from 0 to 5 in each of the areas listed above for each category. The highest points score from the three judges will win that category.

For further information please contact the Registrar.