Monthly Archives: October 2011

First look inside the observatory

This new photo, taken just before the end of the half term break, gives a view inside the area which will become the observatory. With a careful look it is possible to see the tops of the two steel columns, … Continue reading

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Pre-half term construction update

Another busy week has seen the first floor decking installed. The roof is now almost finished, with insulation being added on Friday afternoon: The half term week break will allow a lot of the internal work affecting existing rooms on … Continue reading

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First view – the telescope

Miss Flood visited Telescope House in Surrey earlier this week to confirm arrangements for the astronomical instruments that will be used in the observatory. Here she is pictured with the main telescope, a Meade LX200 16. Some brief facts about … Continue reading

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The roof goes on

A big week for the project, as the roof panelling is added: Note the circular section of steel – this is where the observatory dome will be located.

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Hubble Day case study now online

Click here: http://royalsociety.org/education/partnership/long-eaton/to view the write-up of last year’s Hubble Day activity on the Royal Society website. Led by Mr Beale, Mr Patrick and Miss Flood, this event involved students from TLES, Friesland and St John Houghton working with Dr … Continue reading

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More steel

The final pieces of the jigsaw are coming together.

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Steel!

A busy weekend for the steel erectors, and suddenly the skeleton of the building is in place. The view on Saturday morning: On Sunday morning: By Monday it is definitely taking shape:

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