MIT's Great Dome, situated as it is in the heart of Main Campus and with a clear view of Boston, is a prime target for hacks. Some of these hacks involve unexpected objects being placed on top of the dome; others involve the dome being transformed into something else entirely, such as R2D2.

Objects placed on top of the dome have included:

There are also stories of a hacker who once wooed his girlfriend with a candlelit dinner and a great view of the Boston skyline-- on top of the dome.

For more information and photographs about hacks in general or Great Dome hacks in particular, try searching for "hack" on the MIT web site at Or, visit

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