Meade Instruments was founded in 1972 by John Diebel. It was started as a one man mail order business, supplying small refracting telescopes. The first Meade advertisement appeared in the July 1972 issue of Sky and Telescope. The business eventually grew to offer a variety of accessories such as eyepieces, adapters, focusers and filters.
Meade Instruments has built its reputation and its products through ground-breaking, industry-leading innovation and precision optics, the hallmark of Meade superiority. You’ll find that on every product we make. Meade Instruments is adding technology to all of our products to make them easier and more fun to use. At Meade, we believe in providing a remarkable experience, using technology to make astronomy accessible and enjoyable to everyone, regardless of your experience level.