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Cloud Chamber For The Trees and Sky

  • 2110 BLUE RIDGE ROAD Raleigh, North Carolina 27607
  • (919) 839-6262
  • Website
  • Monday Closed
    Tuesday–Thursday 10 am–5 pm
    Friday 10 am–9 pm
    Saturday–Sunday 10 am–5 pm

Nature is overrated, or, can it be experienced better? This cloud chamber answers that question. This small mound of bricks, mossy roof, and enclosed light-sealed inside make it a sight to see, from the inside. One small hole in the roof chamber acts as a camera obscura. Meaning, this optic trick projects a mirror image of the area lit, thus projecting trees, clouds, and a Carolina blue sky throughout the small enclosed section of the Cloud Chamber.

Personally speaking, it seems like a medieval genius of the art-lamps I had as a child. This one-of-a-kind object can be experienced behind the North Carolina Museum of Art.