Welcome to the Furtman Farm Astronomy Page. I am Greg Furtman and I live in Northwestern Wisconsin, midway between Spooner and Webster. One of the reasons I live here is that this area has pretty dark skies. I have a weekly Astronomy Radio program that I have been doing for the past 9 years on WOJB-FM, a Native American owned 100,000 watt public radio station on the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Reservation located near Hayward Wisconsin. I work at the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College ( www.lco.edu ) where I am on the IT staff and teach Astronomy. I'm also the Observatory Director at the University of Wisconsin Barron County, Rice Lake, WI, where I do public observing and other astronomy programs. I am also an amateur telescope maker. I have built and/or modified a number of telescopes for myself and friends. I also dabble in some astrophotography, having had pictures in both Sky & Telescope and Astronomy magazines. The below picture of the Northern Lights appeared in Astronomy.
I am also a member of two fine astronomy clubs. Since I am pretty much in the middle of nowhere (and may I add that I like it this way) I travel to Duluth Minnesota whenever I can to attend the monthly meetings of the Arrowhead Astronomical Society. I also travel to the Eau Claire area to attend the meetings and events of the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society.