It was March 19th of this year when we published a blog post, "Shelter in Space", about social distancing. The next day we found out that social distancing under the stars was not enough: New York State had ordered 100% closure of non-essential businesses statewide for the foreseeable future.
Seventy-three days later, the situation had improved to the point where the State allowed non-essential businesses to open. We announced Tele Vue’s reopening with full staff on our blog post "Yes, We’re Open!".
It was clear that the hobby hadn’t “disappeared” during the lockdown. But to our surprise, amateur astronomy had become the "new normal" during the course of the pandemic. Read how Tele Vue and the hobby have been impacted in our latest blog post, "Amateur Astronomy in the Time of Pandemic", using this shortened link: