Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Observatory

The Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust contributed $288,875 for the construction of the Emil Buehler Trust Observatory at Bergen Community College. The two-domed observatory, equipped with two permanent 16-inch reflecting telescopes and a third 16-inch portable telescope for use by handicapped students, is the most sophisticated observatory in the county.

A pioneer in aeronautics and committed to aviation science, technology, and astronomy education, Emil Buehler operated his own school of aeronautics at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport. According to Robert D. Boyle, Trustee, “Mr. Buehler was a leader in providing unique educational opportunities and, in keeping with his interest, the Trustees of the Emil Buehler Trust felt that funding the observatory was a logical step. The fact that the observatory would be located in Mr. Buehler’s hometown of Paramus made it more appealing for us.”