Technical Innovations was started in 1991 to provide amateur astronomers and schools an affordable, permanent observatory to maximize their ability to view and record objects and events in our universe. Since that starting date, we have placed into service more than 1,200 high quality, reasonably priced fiberglass domes. In keeping with the evolving technology, Technical Innovations also developed and now markets, a line of observatory automation equipment.
Technical Innovations is the registered dba (doing business as) of NetLink Technologies, Inc. The company is owned by Jerry and Cecile Smith of Chevy Chase, Maryland. Technical Innovations was acquired in February of 2002 from the founders, John and Meg Menke. The Menkes are serious amateur astronomers and remain active in several groups. We are thankful to John and Meg for the years of hard work and innovation behind the successful market position Technical Innovations finds itself today. Cecile and Jerry are dedicated to the future strength and success of the company, through strong business practices and continued product development and improvement.