Milwaukee Astronomical Society

 

Historical Archive 2000-2009

The highlights of this period is the construction of the D-Shed, Tangney Observatory, the Ray Zit Observatory, and the Toeller Observatory.

2001 Spring AAVSO Meeting. Yerkes Observatory Tour.

2001 AAVSO Meeting tour of Yerkes. From left: Virgil Tangney, Neil Simmons, Gerry Samolyk, Scott Jamieson, Henry Gerner, Chris Hesseltine, Bob Manske, Dave Wier, Gene Hanson

2003 AAVSO Meeting MAS Members

2003 AAVSO Meeting, Tucson, AZ. From left: Gene Hanson, Bob Manske, Ed Halbach, Gerry Samolyk, Rudy Poklar.

Bill Albrecht at the Albrecht Observatory Dedication

Bill Albrecht receiving a plague at the dedication of the Albrecht Observatory, named for him and his late wife, Anne.

Virgil Tangney at the Tangney Observatory Dedication

Virgil Tangney receiving a plaque at the dedication of the Tangney Observatory, named for him and his late wife, Mary Ann.

Gerry Samolyk & Ed Halbach

Gerry Samolyk & Ed Halbach at the 2003 AAVSO Spring Meeting. 60+ years of MAS Observatory Directors.

Virgil Tangney - Chef Tangney at the 2001 AAVSO Spring Meeting at Yerkes Observatory.

Virgil Tangney - Chef Tangney at the 2001 AAVSO Spring Meeting at Yerkes Observatory.

Bill Albrecht in 2001 - In the Quonset during the 2001 AAVSO Spring Meeting tour of the MAS Observatory.

Bill Albrecht in 2001 - In the Quonset during the 2001 AAVSO Spring Meeting tour of the MAS Observatory.

John Pfannerstill & Bill Albrecht at the D-Shed during the 2001 AAVSO Spring Meeting tour of the MAS Observatory.

John Pfannerstill & Bill Albrecht at the D-Shed during the 2001 AAVSO Spring Meeting tour of the MAS Observatory.

Mercury Transit November 8, 2006

Mercury Transit November 8, 2006

MAS Members in Tucson, AZ. At the AAVSO Spring Meeting, 2003. Rudy Poklar, Bob Manske, Gerry Samolyk, Ed Halbach, and Gene Hanson.

MAS Members in Tucson, AZ. At the AAVSO Spring Meeting, 2003. Rudy Poklar, Bob Manske, Gerry Samolyk, Ed Halbach, and Gene Hanson.

2007 Rib Lake Campout

2007 Rib Lake Campout

2007 Rib Lake Campout

2007 Rib Lake Campout

2009 Rib Lake Campout Group Photo

2009 Rib Lake Campout Group Photo

2007 Rib Lake Campout Group Photo

2007 Rib Lake Campout Group Photo

Gerry Samolyk at Kitt Peak National Observatory

Gerry Samolyk at Kitt Peak National Observatory

Gerry Samolyk & John Pfannerstill by the Z-Scope.

Gerry Samolyk & John Pfannerstill by the Z-Scope.

Gene Hanson - Variable star presentation using his light board.

Gene Hanson - Variable star presentation using his light board.

Gerry Samolyk at the completed Toeller Observatory.

Gerry Samolyk at the completed Toeller Observatory.

Albrecht Observatory - As it looked from 2000 - 2013 with the 10-inch f/6.

Albrecht Observatory - As it looked from 2000 - 2013 with the 10-inch f/6.

C Scope - The scope that sat in the Albrecht Observatory / C-Shed from 2000 - 2013.

C Scope - The scope that sat in the Albrecht Observatory / C-Shed from 2000 - 2013.

Observatory Grounds - In Dec 2000 with the nearly completed D Shed.

Observatory Grounds - In Dec 2000 with the nearly completed D Shed.

D Shed - In Dec 2000 showing the Wiesen Scope in the nearly completed D Shed.

D Shed - In Dec 2000 showing the Wiesen Scope in the nearly completed D Shed.

Ray Zit  Observatory - As it looked from 2001 - 2014 with Ray Zit's 14-inch reflector.

Ray Zit Observatory - As it looked from 2001 - 2014 with Ray Zit's 14-inch reflector.

MAS Observatory in 2001. View from SW.

MAS Observatory in 2001. View from SW.