The Stars and the Common Man

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors Come to the Martz/Kohl Observatory on Wednesday evening, November 11, at 8 p.m. for an always interesting and entertaining presentation by Martz Observatory long-time member, Phil Evans. Astronomy, in one form or another, enters the spotlight in world and national news more often than most casual readers […]

Catch a Falling Star

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut, Martz/Kohl Board of Directors This month The Martz/Kohl Observatory will present a special program for the public titled “Catch a Falling Star.” The program is slated for Wednesday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Observatory located at 176 Robin Hill Road in Frewsburg, New York. This program is for anybody who […]

Martz/Kohl Observatory Plans New Programs

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut, Martz/Kohl Board of Directors The general meeting at the observatory is held on the second Wednesday of every month. That will also a good night for individuals, families and groups to plan a tour if they want to combine their visit with a special lecture, demonstration or sky watching opportunity. […]

What’s Up?

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut, Martz/Kohl Board of Directors When friends ask a stargazer what they see when they look up at the sky on a clear, starry night, the answer is easy: Everything! That’s just another word for the Universe, the entire universe of everything that exists. Now that’s sightseeing! With the naked eye, […]

Recreating an Observatory

Submitted by Walt Pickut, Martz Observatory Board of Directors The Martz-Kohl Astronomical Observatory is proud to announce the ongoing work of Phase II to renovate the observatory’s control room as its new, state-of-the-art operations center, build an “outdoor” telescope viewing station within the existing observatory complex by installing a weather-tight roll-off roof over an elevated […]

A Sky-full for June

Article Contributed by Walt Pickut The Martz/Kohl Observatory in Frewsburg welcomed noted astronomer Dr. James LoPresto to its new lecture hall facility on Wednesday evening, May 27, to address a full house of local residents and guests from out of town to hear his entertaining and informative lecture on the history, mystery, technology and astronomy […]

Students to Shoot the Moon – and More

“The system works great,” said Tom Traub, one of Martz Observatory’s volunteer astronomers after a recent visit to Frewsburg High school. “Just a few more wrinkles with security firewalls and we’re home.” Traub and his Martz colleague, John Anderson, have taken the school system’s Internet security very seriously in helping to design a simple, turn-key […]

Wolf Moon Rises

There’s nothing like a cold, clear January night for stargazing, as long as you dress warmly or spend your night in the warm, friendly control room at the Martz Observatory in Frewsburg. January, 2015, will start with a special viewing treat for skywatchers around the world. On January 4, the Moon was directly opposite the […]

Observatory Thanks Donors, Invites New Members

On Wednesday, November 19, in spite of a blizzard bearing down across Western New York, more than 40 community leaders, educators, members of the Martz Observatory and local residents gathered to celebrate completion of the newest phase of the observatory’s expansion program. Representing NY State Senator, Catherine Young, (unable to attend due to travel conditions) […]