French local newspaper Midi Libre

Midi Libre newspaper article

After an interview with Cyril Dupuy, the founder of Vaonis, Occitanie’s leading French daily newspaper, Midi Libre published a one page article on April 11th, 2017. The article talks about Cyril Dupuy, a young start-up entrepreneur from Montpellier, France who invented and designed a new generation all-in-one compact telescope dedicated for those who are passionate about observing the stars in the night sky.

Stellina telescope is so light that you can take it anywhere and it fits perfectly into a backpack or suitcase and weighs only 7kg’, he explained. He also added that the telescope is so easy to use and can be installed in less than 5 minutes and is adaptable for use by children aged 8. He pointed that the device is controllable via a mobile application and the designers goal is to create a community of users through social media and bring together amateur astronomers. Vaonis also plans to showcase the most beautiful photographs taken by its users on traditional social networks, such as Facebook or Instagram. As per article the product will be available on the market by the end of 2017 at a cost of 2,199 euros in specialist telescope outlets or Vaonis website. He concluded the interview by presenting their award winning jury prize from Nature & Découvertes in 2016.

Vaonis x Midi Libre

Vaonis in Ciel & Espace French astronomy magazine

Ciel & Espace magazine

Couverture magazine Ciel & EspaceCiel & Espace astronomy magazine, published by the French Association of Astronomy (AFA), talked about Stellina telescope in its January/February 2017 issue. In this article dedicated to the Rencontres du Ciel et de l’Espace event that happened in Paris in November 2017, the author shared his discoveries and gave an an overview of the products showcased during the trade show. “A trade show full of surprises” he shared, mentioning amongst other products Stellina telescope design by Vaonis:

“Even more surprising, the young start-up Vaonis presented the prototype of its telescope Stellina. It will be to the telescopes what the iPhone was to the mobile phones: a clean cube with a single button and able to take pictures of the sky automatically via an application.”

Read the full article in the Ciel & Espace magazine, issue #551 page 108 on (French only)

A year later, it is an entire page dedicated to the magazine telescope that was published about the telescope: “The Stellina arrives on the market“. Find the article in their issue #557 (January/February 2018) in kiosks or online on the magazine’s website.