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This convention will be an informative one where we will have the chance to learn from each other in a friendly atmosphere: "hands on", lectures, demonstrations, exhibits, theory, and mutual assistance.

The WTS will arrange a special display of their optics and possibly show the blc 20 + 40 x 200 ready for use.

The congress languages are English and German without translation. The discussion remarks will be translated simultaneously.

We welcome suggestions and ideas for the meeting and the program!

If there is an interest, we will organize a Ladies Program for Saturday.

Hans Seeger   hans.t.seeger@___ne.de

Lothar Esch   lothar.esch@___

Peter Abrahams   telscope@___.com   (contact me for street address & phone numbers of organizers)

Preliminary program:

Friday, September 3

9.30      Opening time of the show rooms in the WTS. All participants have free access

10.30      Informal get together, welcome drink for all attendees

12.00      Lunch in the canteen

13.00      Begin the lectures: The participants introduce themselves. Dr. Wimmer: The Zeiss Archive.

15.00 - 16.00    Visit of the special display of optics from the WTS, prepared by Lothar Simon

16.00 - 18.00    Brain storm with R & D people from optical firms:

         Present-day binoculars, features and limitations. Requirements for future binoculars.

19.30     Dinner in Güls      

Saturday, September 4

10.00        Start of the lectures

12.00        Lunch in the canteen

13.00        Silent auction

14.30        Lectures continued

15.00        Visit of the WTS exhibition and the book shop „Collectiana“ round the corner.

17.00 - ?  Museum Night with beer, wine, food etc.

Sunday, September 5

10.00        Start of lectures, panel discussion, summary, future projects, etc

12.30        Trip to Festung Ehrenbreitstein (huge fortification above Kobenz)

13.30        Guided tour through the site in Ehrenbreitstein.

About 16.00: End of the meeting.

Monday, September 6

Schedule is open for possible Options:

1) a factory tour in Wetzlar, Zeiss-Hensoldt (about 2 hours driving time with a car)

2) visit the Zeiss archive in Jena (about 4 - 5 hours driving time).

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Subject: Revised Early Zeiss Article

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