Why is there a mirror on the roof?

Why is there a mirror on the roof?

| February 24, 2014 | Reply

Long term observations of the clouds can be especially stressful on the neck. The mirror allows you to look down at the clouds instead of up. Much more relaxing! In the early days of the Observatory they used a reflective instrument to measure the speed of the clouds. This instrument is displayed in the History […]

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What is that “spikey thing” on the roof?

What is that “spikey thing” on the roof?

| February 24, 2014 | Reply

This equipment belongs to the National Weather Service. It measures wind speed and direction ultrasonically. The spikes keep the birds off the equipment.

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