About Us

Harout with antique brass telescope

Harout Markarian

Harout Markarian, Owner

Bryce Tordiffe, Service Manager

Harout and Bryce are proud to offer their customers good, old-fashioned, attentive service ... in a real store! They are both highly experienced and knowledgeable amateur astronomers and experts in optical instruments. They love sharing their knowledge and introducing people to the field.

Harout was previously the manager of another telescope store where he developed relationships with a large number of local amateur astronomers and some birdwatchers as well. He has always wanted to have his own store where he could share his passion.

Bryce too has had experience at another telescope store. But he spent most of his previous career working in a large multinational company as an electrical engineer. He is very adept at troubleshooting and repairing devices and optical instruments.

Bryce with telescope

Bryce Tordiffe

Website Photo Credits

Jamie Ball, Vancouver, BC.
Astronomy page: Jupiter, M13 star cluster, and Andromeda Galaxy
Telescopes page: Panoramic star view with telescope and mount
Check out more of Jamie's work on Flickr

Mike Szmigielski, Surrey, BC.
Home page: Owl
Birdwatching page: Panoramic view of eagle in flight
Check out more of Mike's work on his website.