From David Hughes, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear
Former Chairman Graham Darke sent us some images of the Ethiopia Telescope Mirror, which he's been grinding into shape for the last couple of months.
Graham says that fine grinding has now been completed and, subject to a successful test in the capable hands of local expert mirror maker, John Nichol later this month, will proceed to the next stage which is polishing followed by figuring.
Pictured above is assistant mirror maker Master Isaac Darke.
Another batch of four lenses with matching eyepieces was dispatched to Woldiya, Ethiopia last week, which should arrive in about three weeks.