Backyard Voyager: The Amateur Astronomer
The goal here is to preserve at least some of that tradition in the hope that those capabilities will be passed on. It seems as if it will last at least through this generation and possibly the next. There are a number of businesses that now sell all of the components one would need to complete telescopes of several different optical configurations. In the case of the various reflector types it is common now to purchase a completed mirror and construct most of the rest from scratch.