The Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, invited press and amateur astronomers to visit on November 17 and view a camera it’s building for a dark-energy study. Senior Editor Rich Talcott and I jumped at the chance to see the lab. Fermilab is about 2.5 hours south of Astronomy magazine’s headquarters, and we arrived with plenty of time to spare before the dark-energy event got under way.
That model looks like something from one of those 1950's science fiction films, only smaller. That canal would make a cool boat racing course.