National Solar Observatory
3004 Telescope Loop, Sunspot, NM 88349, USA
outer spacea DART (Dissappearing America Road Trip) brought us to Sunspot NM and the National Solar Observatory. The small town has the feel of an abandoned movie set from a 1950s sci-fi film. The several observatories can be visited as well as a quite nice little museum (where this photo of my travel buddy - seen through infrared photography- was taken) that gives the science and overview of the solar observatory. This place is definitely worth a detour through the forested mountain roads to visit.