Hello! I’m Arnie Bazensky, Western Region Sales Manager for Advanced Optics and a Product Specialist in Astronomy and Space Optics. This is my dream job -- I’ve been with SCHOTT for 28 years, following a 20-year career in materials science. My technical expertise in optical components and materials helps customers solve some of the most complex challenges in optics. I attended the University of Redlands and am a fellow at the Optical Society of Southern California. In my free time I enjoy scuba diving, hunting and shooting, and fishing, and I’m a chaplain at my local church.
When completed, the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) will be the largest ground-based optical telescope in the world for visible and near-infrared light. Scientists hope it can image exoplanets ... read more
One day in 2024, the world’s largest optical telescope will see first light in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Already, as the pieces of this remarkable instrument are constructed, the telescope is a feat ... read more
Cameras built into space orbiters and probes take photographs of nearby celestial bodies in stunning detail. These images, taken in extreme conditions millions of miles from Earth, show us the ... read more
We spent a century hunting for gravitational waves, until the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory finally detected them in 2015. Now astrophysicists from the European Space Agency ... read more
How do you take a close-up shot of Jupiter? With an 8,000 pound spacecraft, a five-year journey, and a small piece of specialty glass. That’s how the Juno probe, in the early morning hours of ... read more