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Bay Lexicon is a visual dictionary made up of illustrated flash cards, exploring the landscape visible from the Bay Observatory’s windows as well as places and phenomena along the shoreline between Fort Point and Hunters Point.
Where: Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery 6: Observing Landscapes
Daily cycles of the city are projected onto a miniature topographic map of San Francisco.
A piece of fabric undulates in complex ways.
Where: Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery 6, Mezzanine
Swirling water sculpts elaborate patterns of underwater dunes.
Where: This exhibit is not currently on view.
The Observatory Library is the Bay Observatory’s research center, providing context and historical insight to the local landscape just beyond the windows.
Discover invisible processes unfolding across the Bay, the land, and the atmosphere.
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San Francisco, CA 94111
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