Scientific began operations in Skyforest, California, in 1979 manufacturing a line of
Polaroid®-back cameras for astrophotography as well as aftermarket accessories for
Meade® and Celestron® Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. A retail store offered
instruments and accessories for astronomy as well as conventional photography. Optical design software was initially created for internal product development purposes
but evolved into a viable commercial product beginning in 1994. Software and
book titles were first offered in 2007 under the imprint "Sky Scientific
Currently, Sky Scientific offers mail order and internet sales of optical design and other software and books plus a mixed compendium of new, used and surplus optics and supplies for amateur astronomers, telescope makers and educators.
Sky Scientific is a privately held company and is NOT affiliated in any manner with the publicly traded company of the same name, trading with the stock symbol "SKYS".