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American Samoa Observatory Tour
Around the Grounds: Stairs & the Point


The original wooden stairs were build in the 1970’s. There are 184 steps down to the point. The building visible is the Carbon Cycle Group Pump Building, housing the trap and pumps for the insitu CO2 analysis. (Photo by P. Roberts, 2002)

Duane Kitzis, GMD, beginning tower maintenance and replacement of supports. (Photo by P. Roberts, 2002.)
Carbon Cycle Group Tower. Reinforced fiberglass pole installed after hurricane OFA (1992), stainless steel supports replaced original supports in 2002. (Photo by P. Roberts, 2002)
Rainbow at the Point. (Photo by P. Roberts, 2002)

Areas to visit:
[Samoa Home] [Observatory] [Hudson Building] [Observatory Rooftop] [Bluesky Tower] [Stairway & Point]