Tasco(also known asTasco Worldwide) is a major distributor of consumer telescopes worldwide. Tasco mainly makes telescopes for amateur astronomersbut has expanded into other opticalproducts. Tasco sells via specialty outlets, catalogues, and online retailers.
Tasco is based in Miramar, FL. George Rosenfield founded the firm as theTanross Supply Companyin 1954. It started as a distributor of fishing tackleand hardware. The name was later shortened to Tasco as inventory expanded to include binocularsand eyepieces.