Astro Haven Enterprises

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Astro Haven Enterprises (AHE) is the world's leading producer of fiberglass clam shell enclosures for
astronomy and defense applications. With futuristic aesthetics and functionality to reduce life cycle cost, we are constantly expanding the envelope with new R$D. In just 14 months we fielded the new 18‐foot 5‐shuttter dome, optimized to maximize the opening above the base. Our latest prototype with independent shutters and hydraulic actuation blows away all the arguments for conventional designs, offers new capability for the test ranges, and opens the domain to enclosures of enormous size.

Rigorous aerospace methodology is used in all of AHE products including 3‐D Modeling CAD/CAM, CNC machined tooling for unprecedented accuracy, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Fabrication employs the latest methodology of closed mold Vacuum Infusion Process (VIP) to create the lightest and strongest fiberglass parts possible while virtually eliminating the emission of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).

Headquartered in Costa Mesa, Ca, and with a factory in Lake Havasu, AZ, AHE took over production of the Astro Haven line of products in 2008 from Grover Brotherston who founded Astro Haven Astronomical in Langley, BC Canada and conceived the first 7‐foot model of the unique clam shell some13 years earlier. He subsequently expanded the product line to include 12‐foot, 16‐foot and 20‐foot models. Grover was the sole inventor and developer of this design and AHE carries on his legacy continuing to improve the quality and functionality. For more information go to or call us at 949‐215‐3777