The 1937 observatory fell into disrepair with issues ranging from leaks to wasps. Physics professor Frank Winkler and Martha Armstrong ’72 restore and update the facility, leading to a spike in astronomy enrollment.

Feature Image

A circa 1977 photograph of the 1937 observatory.

Middlebury College Special Collections

Curated Resources

“Would You Try to Reach Jupiter with a Rig Like This?,” Middlebury College News Letter, pages 41-43, 1 July 1971.

Middlebury College Bulletin, page 98, 1970-1971