Monday, April 15, 2013
There's no doubt that the rare feature in Muskego High School is a valuable asset, but whether it can be used will require some problem solving and dedication if the observatory is ever to return to regular use.
The recently "rediscovered" observatory at Muskego High School was brought about ironically by the passing of the man who brought it to the school in the first place, more than 50 years ago, Jerry Stueber. However, science instructor Greg Drake seemed to feel the future of the telescope and viewing station that was once the center of the astronomy club's interest would need a lot of help to overcome various obstacles to be fully operational. "When this was built, you have to realize there was nothing around the high school - nothing, except a few farms," Drake said. "Now we have developed the high school and included the large football field, which has some light on it, and the newer cafeteria sits just below us, and that light really …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Pictures and press clippings tell a story of for Muskego High School teacher Jerry Stueber, a dedicated teacher and student of the earth and skies.
The plastic bin is full of old photos and clippings from past newspaper articles, and Marjorie Stueber simply calls it "Jerry's box." If you were to assemble them and post them side by side they likely would cover the walls of their apartment at Tudor Oaks, and tell a story of a man committed to studying the stars as well as the earth, taking the pictures along the way. Jerry passed away at the age of 83 on Feb. 4. He will be honored at a memorial service at Tudor Oaks retirement community in Muskego on Saturday, April 27 at 1 p.m. Jerry Stueber taught what he loved at Muskego High School from 1957 to 1990, including science, geology and astronomy, and was one of the school's inaugural staff of 18 instructors. Receiving the state's …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Science teacher who loved the study of the stars will have the nearly-forgotten observatory at Muskego High School named after him
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Former science and astronomy teacher Jerry Stueber passed away earlier this year, and an observatory at Muskego High School, which was unknown to many, will get new life and a new name to honor him.
The nature of science is discovery, and it was an irony that the passing of a former Muskego High School science teacher on February 4 would lead to a rediscovery of an otherwise unknown and rare asset at the school. Jerry Stueber was a teacher at MHS beginning in 1957, and in the midst of the "space race" and his own passion for studying the heavens, he orchestrated the construction of an observatory, complete with a pull-back roof and high power telescope. Stueber's astronomy students used the facility, as well as other students, staff and an astronomy club that formed as a result. The decline in interest has left the observatory idle, and apparently forgotten, until now. "I have to admit, I worked inside the school for four years, and…
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Former Muskego High School teacher, state teacher of the year was also an active member of the community, and will be remembered in a memorial ceremony in April.
From Max A. Sass & Sons Funeral Home: Jerome P. "Jerry" Stueber passed away peacefully on Monday, Feb. 4, at the age of 83. He was the loving husband of Marjorie Kexel Stueber for 61 years. Loving father of Susan (Quintin Lake) Stueber, Deb (Fritz Stever) Stueber, Paul (Laurel) Stueber and Lorri (JT Cross) Stueber. Grampy of Olivia and Evelyn Stueber. Brother of Helen Kraus and Ralph (Cecelia) Stueber. Jerry was also a loving uncle, friend and teacher. As a dedicated teacher at Muskego High School, he was devoted to educate, inspire and motivate students for 33 years. Jerry pushed for the Observatory at MHS and through that developed an astronomy club. He could often be seen filming the football and basketball games. His love of …