“The Birth and Death of Stars”

“The Birth and Death of Stars”

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Martz/Kohl Board of Directors Everybody knows that storks bring baby children, but where do baby stars come from? And how about the black holes that glide through the universe devouring them? The public is invited to come to the Martz-Kohl Observatory, 176 Robin Hill Road in Frewsburg on Wednesday evening, May […]

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 […]

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 […]

Second Observatory Dome Installed

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut, Board of Directors, MMMAA The Martz Observatory is proud to announce the installation of its second dome to house the Kohl Telescope, generously donated by Dr. Ronald Kohl of Lakewood and relocated to Martz’s newly expanded facility in Frewsburg through a generous grant recently awarded to the Martz Astronomical Association. With this new […]

The Observatory Goes to School

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Board of Directors, MMMAA Space is the 21st Century’s newest and hottest frontier for business, industry, travel and soon, even tourism. Space is leading the coming revolution in education and employment. Schools are gearing up for this new demand with a new curriculum called STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. As […]

Martz Astronomers Spot Blowup

Contributing Writer Walt Pickut Board of Directors, MMMAA A massive explosion lit up a galaxy far away and long ago—about 11 million years ago—but its light just reached Earth this year. As soon as it was spotted by students in London, astronomers around the world scrambled to study images on an hour-by-hour basis to learn […]