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About the company and its products
  • Background

My goal is to offer you high-quality instruments, exactly tailored to your needs, yet affordable. Besides the selling a range of selected products, I´m specialized in the construction of individual instruments and components that are tailored exactly to your wishes and needs.


  • Customer satisfaction

Your satisfaction is the yardstick by which I would like to be measured!
My many years of experience in building precision engineered instruments of all kinds, my studies in mechanical engineering, and various industrial internships at major companies make it possible for me to advise you professionally. This close link between theory and practice inspires many of my clients ( see the references), and will hopefully convince you.
If you won´t be satisfied with any of my products or support, I would be very grateful if you would take some time and tell me what you did not like. Only with your feedback I can continually improve my products and services.


  • Quality and Price

With my products, you invariably get high-quality goods. Without any doubt, this causes quite high prices, but the citation "Who buys cheap, is living expensive" becomes true again and again! I'm not trying to compete with the prices of Chinese producers, however, the products manufactured and sold by me, will provide you with reliable pleasure even after many years service. More than 5000 satisfied customers in the whole confirm me in this claim.

  • Environmental protection

Protecting our environment is an important concern for me, because future generations shall be able to experience unspoilt nature and a dark sky! I try to deal with all the resources at my company as economically and carefully as possible: The packaging of the products is minimal: Economical as it is as minimal as possible, necessary for safe shipping. All packaging materials used are, if possible, only products made ​​from recycled paper. For filling large packages, we do used the bio-degradable filler "Flow Pack" (corn starch).
We go so sparingly as possible with heating and water. we get our electric from Greenpeace Energy, which is  an active contribution to the promotion of renewable energy sources.

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Me and My Team

About me

I´m Gerd Neuman and I studied mechanical engineering with a main focus on material science at the Technical university of Hamburg-Harburg (TUHH). During my diploma I developed a new test to measure the compressive strength of unidirectional CFK (carbon fibre reinforced polymer). I´m interessted in astronomy since I was 12, and I´m an active member of the Astronomical Society of Hamburg (GvA-Hamburg) since 1989.
Until summer ´98 I was rowing, from ´95 - ´97 I was member of the german national U-23 team. Due to some reasons I had to stop my rowing career in´98 and did some bicycle racing in the following years.
I 2006 I married my wife Katharina, now have two wonderful. In 2007 we moved from Hamburg to Münster as Katharina got the opportunity to do her phd thesis here. Due to this my company is currently located in Münster-Roxel

The companies background

High-quality astronomical instruments were very high-priced in the 1990´s, hardly affordable for a schoolboy or student. I started making my own parts and instruments in the mechanical workshop of the GvA, and started setting up my own workshop in the basement of my parents house. (The GvA Workshop was unheated...) The quality of my parts and instruments caused more and more requests from other members to di parts for them, so I finaly made the decission to start a small business in 1998. In the following years I managed to keep my business growing while studying mechanical engineering. Since completing my diploma, I devoted myself entirely to the.
My way of doing products and supportng my customers seems to be very well accepted: Meanwhile,five employees work to meet an ever increasing demand for my products from more than 5,000 customers from all over the world.

List of references

Currently we do have approximately 5000 satisfied customer in the whole world. The following summary list some of the better known persons, companies and scientific institutes.

  • A
Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet Freiburg, Germany
Rolf Arcan, France
Associazione Astronomica Frusinate, Italy
ASA Astrosysteme, Austria
Astronomie Stiftung Trebur, Germany
Astrooptik Philip Keller, Germany
Astronomisches Rechen-Institut, Germany
AVA Astro Corp., USA

  • B

Karl-Ludwig Bath, Germany
BD Biosciences, Germany
Berliner Glass KG, Germany
BFI Betriebsforschungsinstitut, Germany
Michael Breite, Germany

  • C

C+W Ingenieur-Gesellschaft, Germany
CIBA Spezialitätenchemie Lampertheim, Germany

  • D

DaimlerChrysler AG, Germany
Deep Universe Association, Egypt
Demcon, Netherlands
Denkmeier Optical, USA
DESY (Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron), Germany
Dominique Dierick, Belgium
Dr. Georg Dittié, Germany
DLR (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.), Germany
Dr. Wolf & Beck, Germany
Dr. Schenk GmbH Industriemesstechnik, Germany
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz, Germany

  • E

EADS Germany GmbH
Envitec Wismar GmbH, Germany
ESO European Southern Observatory, Germany/Chile

  • F

Bernd Flach Wilken, Germany
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (Institut für experimentelle Kernphysik), Germany
Fraunhofer Institut Dresden IVI, Germany
Fritz-Haber-Institut, Germany
Friedrich Schiller Universität (Astrophysikalisches Institut und Universitäts-Sternwarte), Germany
Ford-Werke AG, Germany

  • G

Gemini D.B. Bt, Ungary
GEWO Feinmechanik GmbH, Germany
Gierlinger Richard, Austria

  • H

Josch Hambsch, Belgium
Hamburger Sternwarte, Germany
Wolf-Peter Hartmann, Germany
Herolab GmbH Laborgeräte, Germany
Honeywell, Germany

  • I

IMB Jena, Germany
Institut fuer Astronomie der Universitaet Wien, Austria
Institut fuer Solarenergieforschung GmbH, Germany
Institut für Chemo- und Biosensorik, Germany
Inst. f. Umwelt und Zukunftsforschung, Germany
Internationale Amateur-Sternwarte e.V, Germany/Namibia
Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes, Spanien
Inst. f. Informatik Univ. Hannover, Germany

  • J

Jost Jahn, Germany
Joint Lab / BTU Cottbus, Germany
JPK Instruments AG, Germany

  • K

Peter Kaletsch, Germany
Kepler-Gesellschaft e.V., Germany
Kitchener Gear Ltd., USA
Klinikum Oldenburg, Germany
Silvia Kowollik, Germany
Krüss GmbH (Wissenschaftliche Laborgeräte), Germany
Michael König, Germany

  • L

Wolfgang Lille, Germany

  • M

MAX-lab, Sweden
Max-Planck-Institut für Physik, Germany
Meade Instruments Europe, Germany
Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Germany
Melexis GmbH, Germany
Metrion Messtechnik, Germany
Stephan Messner, Germany

  • N

National Astronomical Observatories, PR China
National University of Ireland, Irland

  • O

Observatorium Hoher List, Germany
Optical Solutions, Inc., USA
Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, Canary Islands
OSRAM GmbH, Germany

  • P

Physikalisches Institut Bonn, Germany
Pepperl + Fuchs Drehgeber GmbH, Germany
PIK Fernseh & Tonstudiotechnik GmbH, Germany
Planetarium Schwerin, Germany
Porsche AG, Germany
Josef Pöpsel, Germany

  • R

David Ratledge, UK
Peter Riepe, Germany

  • S

Knut Schäffner, Germany
Johannes Schädler, Austria
Cord-H. Scholz, Germany
Klaus-Peter Schröder, Germany/UK/Mexiko
Schulsternwarte Gudensberg, Germany
Starkenburg-Sternwarte Heppenheim e.V., Germany
Sternwarte Bochum, Germany
Sternwarte Burgsolms, Germany
Sternwarte Lübeck (Volkshochschule), Germany
Sterrenwacht Almere, Netherlands
Ronald C. Stoyan, Germany
Sky & Telescope, USA

  • T

Triboproof GmbH, Germany
Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Germany

  • U

UMAX Systems GmbH, Germany
University of Sussex, UK
Universität Paderborn, Germany

  • V

Vantage Film GmbH, Germany
Volkssternwarte Kirchheim, Germany
Volksternwarte Radeberg, Germany
Fredrick N. Veio; USA
Daniel Verschatse, Chile
Volkssternwarte Goch/Kleve, Germany
Volkssternwarte Hagen e.V., Germany
Volkssternwarte Köln, Germany
Volkssternwarte Radebeul, Germany
Volkssternwarte Goch-Kleve, Germany

  • W

Weigt Präzisionstechnik GmbH, Germany
Wente CamSorik GmbH, Germany
Wilhelm-Foerster-Sternwarte e.V., Germany

  • Z

Zeiss Planetarium Wien, Austria
Zeiss, Germany
ZEZ Silko s.r.o., Techische Republik

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Working at Gerd Neumann: Vacancy notice (german only!)

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