Walter Orr Roberts

Building HAO, NCAR, and a Foundation for Scientific Innovation in Boulder

Climax Observatory dome placement during construction.

High Altitude Observatory

Climax Observatory dome

The dome of the new Climax Observatory is lowered onto its base in 1940. The site and some of the funding for the new observatory, which was sponsored by Harvard University at the time, was provided by the Climax Molybdenum Company.

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