So long, Bradenton Observatory

1 04 2012

South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium

See that small dome just above the entrance to the South Florida Museum? It lives no more. In one of those “here’s something odd” articles that appear in my news feed every so often, I read that the observatory dome has been permanently dismantled, some 10-11 years after ┬áit was damaged during a hurricane. I feel like someone should send an apology to all those happy people shown in the photo accompanying the announcement. Somehow I feel as if we didn’t hold up our end of the bargain.

Observatory. Photo courtesy of South Florida Museum and Bishop Planetarium