OCA bought the club site in 1979.
Club labor built the observatory in 1981-82. The mortgage was
paid off in 1996. Plans to expand the observatory to include
a residence were modified during the summer of 1997 when the
club was able to aquire modular housing that will be placed
in the area between the Football Field and the RV Area.
Hill" is located just north of Ten Pad Alley and east
of the Lower Pad Area. Staircases lead from those two areas
up to the observatory. The photo at left shows the path
from the Lower Pad Area..
itself cotains the 22" Kuhn telescope, a warming room,
John Sanford poses with his 14" Celestron Schmidt-Cassagrain.
The scope is located in the OCA Observatory.
The Kuhn Telescope plays host
to many visitors who come up as part of school and college outings.
In addition the scope has been used by Wayne Johnson and others
to discover a number of supernovas over the past few years.
For more information on these supernova discoveries go to Wayne
Johnson's (aka Mr. Galaxy) home page. Here Wayne
and Carol Copp share time on the scope. Star-B-Ques
are held during the summer months on the grounds in front of