Capturing the light from the most distant galaxies requires specialist telescopes built with incredibly precise optics. From tightly-toleranced lenses and mirrors, to custom cameras and other imaging instruments, manufacturing world-class astronomical tools takes a team of experts with a wide variety of skills.
KiwiStar Optics is a global leader in this sector, and have worked with astronomers at leading observatories for over 40 years. They’ve manufactured components for telescopes in Hawaii, India, South Africa, Australia, the Canary Islands, Chile, and Arizona. A key part of their offering is easy access to the Measurement Standards Laboratory. Our experts in length, photometry and radiometry have supported the development of some of the world’s largest lenses and most advanced spectrographs.