|Sky at Night's Sir Patrick Moore & Telescope House|
Telescope House has a history stretching back to 1785 and this has resulted in us being the first choice for countless numbers of customers desiring the very best in Astronomical goods here in the UK.
We are very proud to have Sir Patrick Moore, our most famous British astronomer as a customer with a history going back over seventy years when he purchased his first Broadhurst Clarkson refractor from us. This very instrument has now been restored in our service department using the same tools and techniques that were used when it was first made and returned to Sir Patrick. The famous 15" Newtonian reflector telescope was also extensively renovated by our company and is still in use Today housed in his observatory.
Sir Patrick very kindly endorsed our company in 1995 with the following:
"I have always been very wary of lending my name to any astronomical product. This is a wise precaution, because there are telescopes and binoculars of many qualities, and the standard is frankly uneven.
I am departing from this procedure because much of the equipment in my observatory has been supplied by Broadhurst Clarkson and Fuller, and in addition I have known Dudley Fuller for many years. He is not going to sell anything which is not of good quality, and I have complete faith in his judgement...."
In October 2007 our chairman (Dudley Fuller) and members of our staff visited Sir Patrick at his home where we arranged the restoration of the historic instrument and received the following kind update to our earlier endorsement:
"I can continue to recommend Telescope House as the premier UK supplier of Telescopes"
The images on this page include Sir Patrick's instruments and observatory often used in the BBC Sky at Night programme over the last fifty years. Additional photos show our recent visit to Sir Patrick's Selsey home in 2007.