The Dome - the 2nd observatory on Indian Hill

Larry and Marty did a road trip to Cumberland, Maryland on July 9, 2003  to pick up the 10 foot home dome. A couple of weeks later, construction began on the building.

By early August, most of the building work is done.  A paint job and dropping in the scope are the next major projects.

Thanks to the many donors who helped fund this project and to the members pictured below who assisted in its construction.

Following are a few pictures of the trip and the construction.

Larry checking out another dome at the pick up site.  

Dropping off the dome at Jim's house a week before construction.

Marty drilling the corners.

Cement poured into the telescope pier

Joe, Larry, Jeff and Marty doing the framing

Joe putting the dome together.

Completed dome looking southeast.


Loading the Dome into Marty's pickup

Larry and Jim cutting up some trees on the southwest of the hill to lower our horizons.  Construction started about July 18.

Larry and Joe mix cement for the post holes.

Marty making sure the corners are squared

Marty, Jeff and Steve working on the walls.

Jeff and Marty checking out the dome alignment on the building

Completed dome looking southwest.