Explore Scientific

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Explore Scientific
Industry Imaging/Manufacturing
Founded Laguna Hills, California (2008)
Headquarters Springdale, Arkansas
Products Telescopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, eyepieces and microscopes
Owner Jinghua Optical Electronics Company (2010–present)
Website www.explorescientificusa.com

Explore Scientific is a company founded by former Meade Instruments Vice President of Brand Community Scott W. Roberts in 2008 and owned by Chinese manufacturer Jinghua Optical Electronics Co., Ltd. (JOC). Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company designs and manufactures telescopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, microscopes and other scientific devices.[1] Products are manufactured in China by JOC and imported.[2] For Europe the Explore Scientific GmbH is responsible for the distribution of these products.[3]


During the July 2008 annual Astronomical League Conference Awards banquet in Des Moines, Iowa, the launch of the company was announced by Scott Roberts.[4][5] In 2009 Explore Scientific became the exclusive distributor of Bresser products in the United States and throughout the Americas.[6] In 2010 Jinghua Optical Electronics Company (JOC) became a partner with Roberts and now owns a majority of the company.


Some of the products produced or distributed by Explore Scientific include:


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