Monthly Archives: December 2011

The dome is on

A crane arrived on site on Thursday, as planned, and preparations began to lift the observatory dome into place. Weighing in at just over 1 metric tonne, the custom-built fibreglass dome was lifted very carefully over the building. Prior to … Continue reading

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Keep everything crossed!

Tuesday December 13th has been the first of a pivotal few days for the project, with the arrival on site of the observatory dome. Custom-built over the last few weeks, it arrived as a number of large fibreglass pieces at … Continue reading

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A room with a view

This week has seen the spiral staircase installed in the observatory. To access the telescope will require an ascent of over two metres from the first floor to the mezzanine floor inside the dome. Also completed over the last two … Continue reading

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