Project Size (2 Huts)
87m2 115mm Smart Wall Panels
35m2 215mm Smart Floor Panels
35m2 215mm Smart Roof Panels
The observatory consists of two huts and four instruments. The ‘variometer hut’ – a fluxgate magnetometer (measuring vertical, magnetic north and magnetic east field components and looks a bit like R2D2!) and a proton magnetometer (measuring the total field force for quality control).
In the ‘absolutes hut’ there is a DIM magnetometer that measures the absolute declination and inclination. There’s another proton magnetometer in this hut that’s used for absolute measurements.
The new geomagnetic huts were designed by Hugh Broughton Architects, WSP, and Steensen Varming and were built in Aotearoa by New Zealand Structural Insulated Panels (NZSIP).