Explore Scientific, offers factory direct, high-quality astronomical instruments designed and manufactured in our own facilities in Guangzhou and Kunming China.

Founded in 2008 by Scott W. Roberts (former VP at Meade Instruments), Explore Scientific began designing new telescopes and high-end eyepieces, including the new 100° Series Nitrogen-Purged Waterproof Eyepieces. In 2009, Explore Scientific became the exclusive distributor of BRESSER products throughout the Americas, Australia, and New Zealand, and today Explore Scientific is a sister company to the German-based optics company BRESSER.

Established in 1957, BRESSER is one of the best known optics companies throughout Europe. Now owned in part by JOC, Explore Scientific distributes BRESSER's high-quality sporting and hunting optics, including riflescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, laser range finders and other outdoor items. In addition BRESSER offers its own line of astronomical telescopes, microscopes, optical instruments, including other science and outdoor products designed for children.

In 2010, the exclusive manufacturer of Explore Scientific's telescopes and eyepieces, Jinghua Optical Electronics Co., Ltd. (JOC), became a partner with Roberts and now owns a majority of the company.

JOC in Guangzhou China

Our home office in Guangzhou is JOC's primary facility, and one of the largest and most sophisticated manufacturing factories for consumer optics in the world.

A leader in Asia's optoelectronic field, JOC maintains two facilities in China, one in Guangzhou, and the other in Kunming. JOC was established in 1997 and manufactures a full range of telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, digital microscopes, lens modules for digital cameras and mobile phones, digital night vision, laser rangefinders, and optical engines for micro projectors.
JOC Guangzhou has ISO9001 and ISO14001 certification.

We take logistics and customer support seriously at Explore Scientific

To better serve our customers, we partner with the most modern logistics companies utilizing state-of-the-art processes for warehousing and shipping our products. We take logistics and support seriously.


Support and Logistics
Explore Scientific's support team located in San Diego California. Our customers are assured of accurate delivery and rapid response.

Every order is thoroughly documented and journaled in our system in order to make sure that each order is quickly and accurately fulfilled. Explore Scientific is also EDI capable for our USA retail partners who use electronic data interchange to transmit their orders.

Our Customer Service Team is available to accept orders and to assist you with your questions from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

BRESSER's offices and facilities in Rhede, Germany

Due in part to the continuous growth and innovations of BRESSER,
the company moved to this modern facility in Rhede, Germany in 2006.

In 2009, Explore Scientific and BRESSER reached an exclusive
distribution agreement
throughout the Americas for binoculars, spotting scopes, microscopes, night vision, and other products.

Founded by Mr. Josef Bresser in 1957 which he managed for the rest of his life. BRESSER began by specializing in the import and distribution of binoculars. In 1979, his son Mr. Rolf Bresser, took over the business and became a major force in the industry for technical development and design of new and innovative optical products.

Over the last thirty years the product portfolio of BRESSER has been continuously expanded with a number of patents and the company today is one of the leading suppliers of optical instruments throughout Europe and one of the largest in the world.

We design, build, and sell telescopes, spotting scopes, binoculars, microscopes, and niche electronics that are high-quality, durable, and a great value. We strive to have a profound effect on people's lives by providing the equipment that becomes an extension of their personal quest of exploration and discovery, and through our participation in recognition programs, awards, workshops, and expeditions.