ABOUT THE CURRIE-GREGG OBSERVATORY
The Currie-Gregg Observatory (CGO) is named in honor of NASA Astronaut and former U.S. Army aviator Dr. Nancy Currie-Gregg. Located atop the roof of Enid High School, the dome was constructed in 1963 and the existing telescope installed in 1965. While still functional, the facility is in dire need of interior and exterior renovations, safety updates, and significant technological upgrades, including a new telescope, which will dramatically enhance and increase the observatory’s value, benefits, and usage. Learn more
EHS ASTRONOMY: CONTINUING THE TRADITION
Enid High School’s astronomy program began when a young EHS science teacher named Jim Smeltzer decided to involve his school and his community in a nationwide initiative to bolster scientific education and achievement across the country. Since that time in the early 1960s, Enid students have had access to a unique educational resource which has spawned significant future accomplishments in the fields of astronomical research, education, and observation...as well as sparking a life-long love of science for thousands of EHS graduates. The Currie-Gregg Observatory and its Friends are committed to a continuation and enhancement of those opportunities.
We Will Find Stars...in our skies and in our schools.
"I've been fascinated by the stars and the planets ever since I was a little girl.
I always wanted to know the constellations...and, now I do!"
Emily Weidman, EHS Astronomy Student