The aerial photo shows the observatory as it appeared shortly after its
construction in the locale of
1964 (Dr. Herr)
In 1972 a wing was extended from the facing wall of the central pentagon and dedicated to the observatory's educational programs. This educational wing contains a second dome, housing a 4-inch refracting telescope, a small planetarium, and a classroom used for public lectures and as a meeting room for the Delaware Astronomical Society.
Small Dome (Dr. Herr).
Main dome at night (courtesy of Julia K. Burzon).
Both domes 1982 (Jim Smith, CAP, 1982).
The 24 inch Herr Telescope (Greg Weaver)
Observing the sky on Public Nights (Greg Weaver)
2017 Sawin Observatory, 24 inch Herr Telescope Dome, Small Dome (Greg Weaver)
Last revised: March 10, 2017