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National Solar Observatory (3237)

National Solar Observatory (3237)
The oldest telescope, the Grain Bin telescope, is now used for recreational star-gazing by staff and visitors. It was built in 1950, purportedly from a grain bin ordered from a Sears Catalog. To change the direction of the telescope, the entire building rotates.

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If I was still building model railroads this would be a great prototype structure to model. The right size for a layout's mountain and very interesting. Also, not too complex because I am/was a lousy modeller.
2 years ago.