urban observatory


This is what remains of the Knightridge Space Observatory, built outside Bloomington Indiana in the mind 1930s.  It was eventually abandoned due to obsolescence and the encroachment of the city.

Quite an interesting place to visit once you make your way in from the highway through the underbrush.  The telescope that was once in it has been long removed and the rotating dome seems rusted in place, the periphery of the floor seemed pretty sturdy but the center was rotted through.