Roden Crater

In 1979, “James Turrell purchased the 400,000 year old, 3km wide crater and transformed it into into a massive naked-eye observatory, designed specifically for the viewing of celestial phenomena.” Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

for the past 30 years or so an astounding renovation has been underway below roden crater, the brilliance of which probably won’t be apparent until the large-scale art installation opens when ready, apparently in 2012.

[via DeputydogWiki]