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Historical Archive 1960–1969

The highlights of this period are the addition of 2 acres to the site, adding restrooms and a darkroom to the Armfield Observatory, new optics for the A-Scope, and the start of the grazing lunar occultation program.  

MAS Grounds - 1965 B Dome - 1965
Observatory Grounds - July 1965. View from the SW looking NE.
View from A-Dome looking west toward the B-Dome. July, 1965.
Sputnik 4 parts donated to the MAS Parts from Sputnik 4 with verification letter from Ed Halbach.
Sputnik 4 parts donated to the MAS.
Tom Williams with Sputnik 4 parts as verified by Ed Halbach.
Part from Spunik 4 Jupiter Moon Conjunction by John Asztalos
Large part of Sputnik 4 that fell in Manitowoc. Read about how MAS played a major role in the recovery of the parts that fell in 1962.
Moon Jupiter conjunction on Oct. 19, 1968 - SLR picture from A-Scope by John Asztalos. Published in Sky & Telescope.
Ralph Buckstaff's Observatory in Oshkosh  
Ralph Buckstaff's Observatory in Oshkosh. The original home of the B-Scope.