Wall Township Public Schools Observatory

Welcome to the Wall Township Public Schools Observatory Control System.  Click here for General Observatory Information, and on the “Getting Started” link, below, for an overview.  Please register for an observatory account under the “Account Registration” section.  Then use the links below for training and observatory control.

  • Sun with Solar Flares
    5/17/2017 by Jeff Janover
  • Messier 3: Globular Cluster
    3/6/17 by Jeff Janover
  • Messier 110: Elliptical Galaxy
    11/27/16 by Jeff Janover
  • Messier 74: Spiral Galaxy
    11/18/16 by Jeff Janover
  • Messier 15: Globular Cluster
    11/18/16 by Jeff Janover
  • Messier 1 - Crab Nebula
    Messier 1: Crab Nebula
    11/18/16 by Jeff Janover
  • Messier 57: Ring Nebula
    8/4/2016 by Jeff Janover

Observatory Blog

Solar Telescope Online

Posted on 17 May 2017
Part of the telescope array in our observatory is a 60mm Lunt Solar telescope with a hydrogen-alpha filter.  The solar telescope has the ability to view the Sun directly, and an Atik Infinity CCD camera captures the images. The hydrogen-alpha filter is an integral part of the telescop

More Images from the Wall Township Public Schools Observatory

Posted on 18 Nov 2016
The Wall Township Public Schools Observatory has been undergoing pilot testing for the past month or two, and I have been opening the Observatory to a small group of teachers on clear nights. Last night was exceptionally clear, and I obtained the images, below, over the course of an h

Observatory First Light!

Posted on 28 Sep 2016
First Light was obtained from our observatory on Thursday, August 4th. The Observatory Control Web-based System was used to take control of the dome and telescopes, open the dome shutter, and take a single image of M57. Messier 57 (M57), also known as the Ring Nebula, is a planetary n

Final Installment of Observatory Grant Funding Received

Posted on 06 Jan 2016
The Wall Foundation for Educational Excellence generously provided Wall Township Public Schools with a check for $14,150 as the last installment of funding for the Observatory Project. This brings the total funding for the project to nearly $40,000. The observatory is physically locat

Observatory Automation Success

Posted on 29 Oct 2015
The Wall Township Public Schools Observatory had the first part of its automation system installed this week. The observatory is comprised of a 10′ x 10′ building with an 8′ dome, and will include four telescopes and photographic imaging systems that can be used for

Wall Township Public Schools observatory project is on track!

Posted on 26 Jan 2015
The highly-anticipated Wall Township Public Schools observatory project is on track. Click here to read more.

Observatory Project Underway

Posted on 23 Sep 2014
The Wall Township Public Schools Observatory Project is now underway.  A 10′ x 10′ observatory building with an 8′ dome will be built at the south corner of the Allenwood Elementary School property, beyond the track and backstop.  This location is relatively free fro

Wall Foundation Funds New District Observatory

Posted on 11 Mar 2013
Last year, the Wall Foundation for Educational Excellence decided to help our school district fund an astronomical observatory for use by its students, parents, community members, and other school districts.  On Friday, March 8, at the Foundation’s annual Tropical Escape, the di