Center for Land Use Interpretation

Observing the Observatory, The Center for Land Use Interpretation, 2012
Photo credit: courtesy CLUI
Exhibition location: 100-inch Telescope Visitor Gallery
CLUI members deployed a helium balloon-mounted camera to take aerial photos of the domed enclosure of the 100-inch telescope, once the largest telescope in the world. The image taken by the CLUI was intended to offer a new perspective of the observatory’s telescope–seen from above–as it is usually depicted as seen from below, and is, of course, used for looking up. The image was framed and presented to the observatory director, and was hung in the visitor observation room that overlooks the 100-inch telescope. more here
The Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) is a research and education organization interested in understanding the nature and extent of human interaction with the earth’s surface, and in finding new meanings in the intentional and incidental forms that we individually and collectively create.