Constructed by the senior class of 1981 the Campus Observatory is in a gleaming white metal dome on top of a round smokestack-like brick tower along the north end of Kane Hall. The Observatory is equipped with a 16” telescope. The dome also contains sophisticated satellite communications facilities. Cellphone antennae, direct-link microwave feeds, and other antennae are concealed within the body of the “smokestack”. For the first two floors of the tower there is a round stairway along the walls, followed by a spiral stair. Below the observatory there is a bathroom and a storage room. This floor has recently been converted to Samantha Everheart's apartment.