The boxy building here is the MMT "dome." Why is it square and not a true dome? Because it is cheaper, and the stereotypical white dome is not necessary to get great pictures. Too bad the box is ugly.
This is a view of the neighboring mountain, Mt. Wrightson. We're located up high, 8400 feet (and 6000 feet above the desert below), so it is cool and wet enough for trees to grow. Mt. Hopkins is part of the Coronado National Forest.
A sight that strikes fear into the heart of the astronomer -- rain and storms. Luckily this storm stayed to the south of us, over Mexico, and we finally got to observe!