Burning Man Observatory May Turn Black Rock Desert Into An Astronomer's Paradise

July 1, 2014 1:02 PM

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Burning Man Observatory May Turn Black Rock Desert Into An Astronomer's Paradise

The men and women who flock to Burning Man every year witness stunning, unadulterated skyscapes as they gaze at the stars from the empty expanses of Nevada's Black Rock Desert. And that trippy experience may become even more spectacular if a group by the name of the Desert Wizards of Mars gets their way.

The comically titled collective has taken to Kickstarter with an idea to build the Black Rock Observatory, or a real astronomical hub that will allow Burners a late night staring contest with the stars. Consisting of two 20-foot domes equipped with telescopic instruments capable of seeing into the d...

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