Observatory Build

Tetoora Road Observatory

The Tetoora Road Observatory is listed as a Private “designated” optical observatory Registry Number – D03-35 under Australian Standards which is maintained by the Astronomical Society of Australia.

Current observatory under full Moon

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Photography by William PJ Kulich


*Observatory construction*

A new Observatory is currently under construction to accommodate a larger telescope. The Observatory will be 3.8 meters in diameter.

May 12, 2010

Dome top construction underway.

May 18, 2010

Telescope Pier and footings

July 29, 2010

Walls of the observatory are being assembled with rolled corrugated iron.

July 29 ,2010

Welding of dome top is being done by friend Dean Kriesl…….go, Jex!

August 7, 2010

Welding of the ribs and C section for slit opening.

February 26, 2011

Walls finished, door opening and brackets fitted to accept dome top (I hope!)

March 13, 2011

A technical way to place the dome!

March 14, 2011

Dome top placed on walls spins around nicely!


March 28, 2011

Started sheeting the dome top – time-consuming work!

June 12, 2011

A shot one foggy morning.

July 8, 2012

A step further with the dome top lined and the concrete floor poured.

September 21, 2012

Shutter almost complete.

February 2014


Dome floor



4 Responses to Observatory Build

  1. marg & cam says:

    Just visited your site and that’s a great summary update in recording 250,000 in Oct 2015


  2. Jess says:

    Excellent addition to your photos, Rod!


  3. margaret says:

    Anymore recent photos of the observatory?


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