Truck driver and amateur astronomer Mike Clements is building a telescope with a 1.8 meter (70 in) mirror he got as surplus from a government auction:
- Utahn sets record by building world’s largest amateur telescope – ksl.com
- Mike Clements 70 inch Reflector – Jay’s Astronomical Observing Blog
- Steel beams and a giant mirror: how a Utahn is creating a galactic first – ksl.com – Nov.15.12
Here is a fun TV news video about Clements from last year:
And here is their updated report from this week:
Update: Via the comments comes this pointer to the company supplying Clements with the spray system to silver the mirror: Mike Clements – Angel Gilding.