Mike & Lily Smith opened the first Bintel store in Christmas of 1984. Mike wrote “The Night Sky” for 30 years until illness meant he could not continue. Pictured here is a photo of the original Wynyard store that Christmas, and Bintel today in Glebe, 2016.
From the archives, here is a copy of the first “The Night Sky” Mike wrote and made 100 copies of to share at the time.
The small but helpful team continues Mike’s legacy bringing Australian and New Zealand astronomy and nature enthusiasts the best equipment, advice and support. We’d like to thank all our customers who have supported us through all the years and despite increased competition, rising rents, illness and occasionally inclement weather we’ll continue to be a part of the thriving community.
The Team at Bintel.