Wallpaper Wednesday (Observatories in the Snow)

23 01 2013
Lick Observatory

Lick Observatory, 1944. Photo courtesy San Jose Research Library

Because I know you’re sitting in front of your computer complaining about the cold, today I’m posting some images to make you feel even colder. Or maybe they will make you feel better: you could be sitting under an open dome in a non-temperature-controlled room, trying not to disturb the instruments with your shivering hands and chattering teeth.

mountwilsonobswinter

Mount Wilson Observatory in Winter. Photo courtesy Mount Wilson Observatory, Zach Behrens

Washburn

Washburn Observatory, University of Wisconsin, c. 1900. Charles N. Brown, Photographer. Photo courtesy Wisconsin History Images.

Atmospheric Research Observatory in the snow, Flagstaff, AZ, 2010. Photo courtesy NAU Observatory.

Atmospheric Research Observatory in the snow, Flagstaff, AZ, 2010. Photo courtesy NAU Observatory.

This one is my favorite and probably makes the best wallpaper:

Greenwich Observatory, 2009. Photo courtesy of The Greenwich Phantom.

Greenwich Observatory, 2009. Photo courtesy of The Greenwich Phantom.

And don’t forget the last snow image I posted—Paranal is always beautiful, regardless of season.


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