About Us

Focus Scientific

We are the oldest telescope retailer in Canada.

Our retail store is located in Canada's Capital City of Ottawa. It was founded in 1975 with one goal in mind: to provide really exciting cutting-edge equipment.

In 1975, we were the first store in Ottawa to sell desktop microcomputers based on such processors as the Zylog Z80. At the same time, we became Canada's first Meade authorized dealer. We joined Celestron's dealer network, which at the time was comprised of 12 other dealers.

We specialize in optical equipment, such as telescopes, microscopes, binoculars, cameras, night vision, magnifiers and accessories. We're doing what we love, and we hope you'll love what we do.


Our Employees

All of our employees have years of experience in a wide variety of fields and interests. Feel free to draw upon our wealth of knowledge.

Kent Goranson - Owner

We'd like to pay special homage to Kent, our friend, our mentor, and the man we all looked to for guidance. Kent along with his former partner created this fine Canadian institution through hard work, blood, sweat and tears. His determination to bring exciting technology into the homes of Canadians, and introduce them to the wonderful world of computers, astronomy and nature set the foundation for many venturing into their new hobbies and careers. Kent retired from his duties in July 2019.

Canadian Geographic interviewed Kent in 2014, and as luck should have it, we found it. The internet really does not forget. And neither will the many people who's lives have been touched by Kent.