Science In Your Hands!

About Firsthand Discovery, LLC

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To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old questions from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science. - Albert Einstein

Welcome to the home of Firsthand Discovery, LLC; a new company aimed at helping you to explore your own creative and scientific endeavors. We are here to provide you with the tools you need to explore the world from your own home.

These days we tend to think of scientific discovery being made by groups of professional scientists working in corporate labs. The truth, however, is that most discoveries about our universe have been made by individual enthusiasts working right in their own homes

From Heron of Alexandria to Galileo Galilei to Albert Einstein many of the most famous scientists, inventors and thinkers in history worked independently using their own creativity and wisdom to develop their ideas.


Our goal is to provide you with various materials and tools to help you to explore the world for yourself. We encourage you to explore our products from production equipment to build-it-yourself materials. This allows you to get started right away or build your own equipment to match your specific needs. We certainly encourage the hands-on approach of building your equipment. This adds an extra sense of accomplishment to your discoveries.

Whether or not you build your own equipment the discoveries will come from you. As your discoveries grow we hope to grow. We will continually be expanding our range of products to include many areas of science.

For now our focus is on the hobbies of astronomy and amateur radio. These two fields have enriched my life and have taught me much about science. More importantly, however, they have encouraged me to explore the world for myself instead of just reading about it in books.

Now is the time to bring science into your own hands. Here you will find the tools but from you will come the discoveries.

James Harrington
Founder