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
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 under way.
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.