Wessex Astronomical Society


Observatory Construction

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Virgin site

Preparing the ground

Concreting pier base and footings

Hamish Murray lays the first block

Niel harding continues

Niel completes the walls

Complex roof taking shape

John and Brian fix it

Roof ply going on

Modified track

Where do we start?

We do a trial assembly first

Check it rotates OK

John and Brian (inside) put finishing touches after final assembly


Fingers everybody!

Check it rotates (it didn't - but it does now)

Telescope installed

The finished Observatory

Observatory working area

Durlston Country Park, Rangers - 01929 424443 or
Durlston Country Park, Rangers (on the day of an event) - 01929 427965
Alan Jefferis - 01929 422961 or