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Historical Archive 1930–1939

Field of Dreams - ObservatoryObservatory in 1938 - "Field of Dreams" Observatory Aerial 1938Observatory Aerial
"Field of Dreams"

Observatory surrounded by corn fields.


Observatory DedicationObservatory Dedication

Observatory DedicationObservatory Dedication


Observatory DedicationObservatory Dedication

Observatory 1939Observatory around 1939


Armfield's 13 inch telescopeLuverne E Armfield's 13-inch.
This is the original "A" Scope that will be installed at the new Observatory in New Berlin in 1938.

Backyard Star PartyBackyard Star Party
In the backyard of Luverne Armfield's house in West Allist. This was the unofficial observatory location of the MAS until 1936.


Meteor Observing in Armfield's BackyardMeteor Observing
Coordinated meteor watching in Armfield's backyard. Note the microphones and headphones.

Observatory Dedication Observatory Dedication


1938 star trails over A DomeStar trails over the Armfield Observatory in 1939.

Monastery Assembly in 1939Monastery Assembly
1939 - A voting booth building.


Luverne Armfield - 1938Luverne Armfield
At the eyepiece of the 13 inch telescope in 1938.