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Last updated: 10 December 2021

This page will document announcements and news from and about Meade. I have no information beyond what is posted here. Please contact Meade Customer Service if you have any questions about the information on this page.

17 July 2013

The latest news on the Meade merger was announced on 16 July.

13 July 2013

Anacortes Telescope has an interview with John Diebel, founder of Meade Instruments. Includes some history of the ETX telescope.

9 July 2013

An update:

5 July 2013

This is a somewhat misleading article by the LA Times on 5 July. Telescopes are still selling, star parties are still happening, and little kids are still excited about looking through telescopes. Yes, it may be a declining market. But then, so is the PC market.,0,1646562.story

20 June 2013

Another bid for Meade Instruments has appeared. Details at:

17 May 2013


Meade Instruments announces merger!!! Details at:

Full agreement (PDF).

Go to the previous Meade announcements page.

Go back to the ETX Home Page.

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