MLSO Facility gets a new dome!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

After 50 years of operation, the Mauna Loa Solar Observatory received a major facelift this week. A new dome has been installed at the site. The old dome was removed Tuesday morning, January 5th, and the new dome was installed before the end of the same day. After removal of the old dome, the main dome building had to be shortened by seven inches to accommodate the new dome.

Time-lapse of MLSO dome replacement
(click image for view from inside building
or here for a different view)

A great video showing the dome replacement and wall-shortening.