Archive for May, 2012

Nothing like a nice June day in May to give the little observatory dome it’s annual washing.

The dome is fiberglass, about twenty years old, and, of course, sits exposed to the weather day and night. But still it amazes me what the rain and air does to it. How does it get this grungy? Are we breathing this stuff? I feel like we’re out in the country, but I guess not far enough out!

These pictures were taken after I had cleaned the shutter – the central part, but not the two sides.

Not sure you can really appreciate the grunge unless you scrub with brush and sponge and see the putrid green water that you then wash off.

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