Donated by a benefactress to the Astronomic Society of San Gall in 1960, the observatory was acquired by the Commune of Carona in 1983. It was originally thought exclusively as an recreation observatory for swiss german amateur astronomers. After the acquisition from the Commune, a number of improvements were made to propose to the local population and more specifically to the partners of the Società Astronomica Ticinese the performing instruments and infrastructures of the Center (evening observations, lectures). His position, easily accessible all the year long, also make the observatory an ideal educational resource for schools.
Observation of the nighty sky or discussions are organized every first Friday of the month (from April to November) beginning at 21h. Special evenings and observations of the Sun are organized according to the program as weather permits.