James Wylie Shepherd Observatory
The James Wylie Shepherd Observatory is located in Montevallo off campus, but is owned and operated by the university. It is an astronomical facility where patrons can observe the night sky through the use of state of the art technology.
Backstory and Context
The observatory is one of the only facilities in the country to be handicap accessible. It is used by the University of Montevallo for classes, and also by the Astronomical Society, AMSTI, and schools in the area. A few times a month students and patrons are able to visit the observatory to view the night sky and learn about the program.
Daniels, Malcomb. Star lights first light in new University of Montevallo Telescope. AL.com. November 20, 2009. Accessed April 24, 2018. http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-stories/2009/11/star_lights_first_light_in_new.html.