This charming structure is the Atmospheric Research Observatory, a historical landmark located on the campus of Northern Arizona University. The building was constructed in 1952 under the supervision of Dr. Arthur Adel, a professor at Arizona State College at Flagstaff (as NAU was then known). The facility, which houses a 24-inch cassegrain reflector, is used by NAU students for labs and independent research.
The Northern Arizona Astronomy Association holds a weekly open house at the observatory.
Location: Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.
Date: September 4, 2000.
Camera: Olympus OM-1 35mm SLR.
Film: Fuji Provia 100 slide.
Lens: 24mm with polarizer at f/8.
Exposure: 1/30 second.
Scanned using a Nikon Coolscan LS-10E 35mm film scanner (slightly cropped).