GLENEAGLES OBSERVATORY (NOTE: this telescope now has been demounted and put on permanent loan to the Friendswood High School)

Located at 35' above sea level in my back yard in Friendswood Texas, about 25 miles S of Houston. Primary instrument: 17.5" f4.5 Newtonian telescope designed and built by Andy Saulietis, Al Kelly, and Jack Petersen. Vintage 1981 Coulter optics refigured by Sky Optical in the late 1980's.

Geodesic "Bubble Dome/Yurt" by Shelter Systems ( ). Attached with quick-release camping clips to marine plywood deck finished with marine deck paint.

Observatory completed in mid-2004.



Door Open:


Dome off: