Dreary Weather Has Numbers Down at Observatory 

Sunday’s sunny weather was a welcome change for the folks at the Penobscot Narrows Observatory in Prospect.Up until now, the numbers have been down for the season…Park Manager Michael Wilusz says the rainy, cloudy weather has kept folks away from the observatory.Plus, the wet weather caused some problems for the tower’s elevator…the moisture caused some damage to the components, and it had to be closed down on a few separate occasions.It was back up and running Sunday, and being monitored by technicians.Wilusz says he’s hoping the sun sticks around so visitors keep on coming.The observatory tower is open to the public from 9 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week during July and August.