1. Vernal Equinox Open House You are cordially invited to the first of our four Open Houses, Friday March 23rd, at 6 p.m. Come out to the Farm and celebrate the arrival of Spring in the charm of the Frodo Building, take a tour of the Observatory, and see telescope views of Venus, Mars, Saturn, and much more! Please see the 'Schedule' tab for more information concerning our 2012 Open Houses.
2. Introducing the Spoutwood Space Gallery The Spoutwood Farm Observatory is pleased to present our first online gallery of astrophotography, now available on this website and on our Spoutwood Farm Center Facebook page. Enjoy digital CCD images of the Sun, Moon, and planets, as well as video streams and composite slide shows.
Jupiter Optimus Maximus
3. Galaxies and Nebulae We are pleased to report the return to action of our 20" Dobsonian reflecting telescope after surviving a large ash tree falling on the roof of its shed. Miraculously only minor damage was done to the roof; after a thorough cleaning the telescope works perfectly. Don't miss the stunning views of deep space offered by this excellent telescope!
The Dobsonian Shed after the Halloween Snowstorm of 2011. The sundial is untouched in the only clear spot on the deck.