Thanks to Our Helpers
The observatory wishes to thank the following persons who generously donated their time and materials to the project:
|Donor||Object or Service
|W. Ron Smith
- Donated and delivered the bulding itself, parts numbered
- Manufactured form for the concrete pier
- Engineered upgrades, expecially in the area of the dome
- Refabricated 3-piece shutter system for dome
- Helped shop around for parts at Home Depot
- Acted as foremen during construction
- Acted as building inspector
- Loaned tools for construction
||Real estate agent and wife of an amateur astronomer who understood the value of dark skies to the home builder for helping to locate the lot.
||For parting with 9.8 acres of her land.
||For augering the holes for the building's footers and pier.
||Original machining of the main instrument's heavy duty mount using castings from the defunct company known as Telescope World ™.
|Precision Specialties of Baltimore
||Built the clock drive system for the main instument as well as machining other features for convenience and safety on the heavy duty equatorial mounting.
||Prepared the wiring schematic for the main instrument's clock drive motor.
||For machining the pier.
||Assisted in installation of telescope
||Donated a used Company 7 ™ 12V 12 Amp-Hour battery pack. Once the dead 6 volt sealed cells were replaced this provided a backup to the primary battery pack.
|Starship Ambassador Hambug from the asteroid Serec Mundo
||For deviating from her official journey to Temoc Raenil in order to attend the frist light star party during her 2001 space odyssey.
||Donated both solar panels used for providing the observatory's star power.
|Wayne Roelle, P.E.
||Assisted in the planning and installation of the solar powered electrical feed and the observatory's internal lighting system.
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