Alan Sliski has been interested in mechanics and electronics from a young age. He built his first tube amplifier in 6th grade. Astronomy has always been a passion as well, traveling to Prince Edward Island in 1972 and Kenya in 1973 to photograph solar eclipses. Alan received a BS in Physics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1978. He has 28 patents issued, and for the last 20 years has designed medical equipment for treating cancer with radiation. More recently, he has been getting more involved with astronomy at home, with 2 sons interested in astronomy. He has a reasonable collection of modern telescopes from 80mm to a C14. He is also a member of the Antique Telescope Society and also hosts informal meetings of local antique telescope collectors. He has several classic telescopes, in whole or in parts. The most recent project involves the restoration of a 9.5 inch Warner and Swasey mount built in 1916. He maintains a complete machine shop and lab at his home for projects such as this.