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Historical Archive 1940–1949

The period sees Ed Halbach start his 35-year reign as our Observatory Director. But, sadly, it's a slow start as the observatory will be basically closed throughout World War II because of gas rationing.  

MAS Grounds - 1940's MAS Grounds - Early 40's
Observatory Grounds - 40's
Observatory Grounds - Early 40's
Photo of C.M. Prinslow, E.Halbach, & W. Albrecht observing Aurora Prinslow, Albrecht, and Halbach - Aurora Observers
Photo of C.M. Prinslow, E.Halbach, & W. Albrecht observing aurora. National Geographic Magazine.
1947 - C.M. Prinslow, W. Albrecht, and E.Halbach observing aurora.
1946 - Bill Albrecht at the Patrol Camera MAS Hobby Council Display at the Milwaukee Auditorium
1946 - Bill Albrecht at the Patrol Camera.
MAS display at the 1946 Hobby Council at the Milwaukee Auditorium.
Monastery Assembly - 1939 Early 1940 View of Grounds - Clubhouse just completed
Club House (aka Monastery) assembly in 1940. A voting booth building that will serve as the observatories office and sleeping quarters.
Observatory grounds in early 1940 after completion of the Clubhouse / Monastery. Note the outhouse at the left.
Orion Nebula - Postcard Region of Orion - MAS Patrol Camera
MAS Postcard - Orion. Sometime in the 40's.
Region of Orion. Constellation of Orion including Sirius. Taken with the Patrol Camera.
Orion Nebula Saxon and Livingston's Optical Shop
Orion Nebula from the MAS Observatory
1941 - Saxon & Livingston's Optical Shop