A new observatory opens on the knoll north of Pearsons Hall under the direction of chemistry professor John Haller. This observatory features a 12.5-inch reflecting telescope enclosed in a dome.
A 1937 photograph of the 1937 observatory on the knoll north of Pearsons Hall.
Middlebury News Service via Middlebury College Special Collections
“Middlebury College Builds Astronomical Observatory,” Burlington Free Press and Times, page 2, 30 June 1937.
“Middlebury Mapping Star-gazer Classes: New Observatory to Be Opened When Students Return From Spring Vacation”, The New York Times, page 32, 21 February 1937
“Star Gazing,” Middlebury College News Letter, page 4, March 1937.
“Prof. John Haler Builds Telescope and Observatory,” Middlebury Campus, page 1, 27 January 1937.
Samuel Cartwright, “Romance of the Skies: Middlebury Colege Observatory,” Middlebury College Special Collections, 13 April 2016.
“Middlebury College Observatory, 1950s”, Middlebury College Special Collections.
“Would You Try to Reach Jupiter with a Rig Like This?,” Middlebury College News Letter, pages 41-43, 1 July 1971.