Stansbury Park Observatory Complex (SPOC)
Kolob Building

Installing the Roof, Doors, Interior & Exterior
09 MAY 2017 to 06 JUN 2018
(click on images for enlarged view)
(Photos by Patrick Wiggins unless otherwise noted)


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Start erection of steel building on concrete walls.  09 MAY 2017

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Aerial view.  10 MAY 2017

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Rodger Fry got the pedestrian door installed.  15 MAY 2017

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Rodger Fry, Mike Clements and Alpine Stringham measuring door height (whoo-the telescope might fit).  20 MAY 2017

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Enid Norton and Denise Larsen priming access door.  20 MAY 2017

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This is hard work! 20 MAY 2017

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Form in place for door concrete pad.  22 MAY 2017

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Insulation ready for installation under steel skin.  23 MAY 2017

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Insulation and steel skin going up.  24 MAY 2017

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Aerial view.  28 MAY 2017

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Aerial view.  28 MAY 2017

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Aerial view.  28 MAY 2017

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Starting to install roof insulation and skin.  31 MAY 2017

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Roof nearly done.  Main door installed.  02 JUN 2017

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Rodger Fry tries out the new front door.  02 JUN 2017

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Aerial view.  02 JUN 2017

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Aerial view.  02 JUN 2017

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Steel building erection is complete.  06 JUN 2017

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Trench for reinstallation of sprinkler lines.  14 JUN 2017

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Trench for reinstallation of sprinkler lines.  14 JUN 2017

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Trench for reinstallation of sprinkler lines.  14 JUN 2017

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Aerial view.  14 JUN 2017

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Rodger Fry dug trench for electrical conduit.  27 JUN 2017

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Rodger Fry dug trench for electrical conduit.  27 JUN 2017

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Rodger Fry dug trench for electrical conduit.  27 JUN 2017

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Rodger Fry dug trench for electrical conduit.  27 JUN 2017

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We have electrical power to the building.  01 JUL 2017

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Buried and sodded electrical trench.  01 JUL 2017

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Dimmer and Timer for “Kolob Observatory-Clements Telescope” sign.  05 JUL 2017

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Signs were delivered on this highly modified 1939 International truck.  13 JUL 2017

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Hanging signs on the building.  13 JUL 2017

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Rodger Fry with the newly installed sign.  13 JUL 2017

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The sign can light up at night.  15 JUL 2017

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Diplay featuring the names of those who donated to the Kolob building and Clements telescope project.  Rodger Fry photo.  19 JUL 2017

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Autographed ground-breaking shovel.  12 AUG 2017

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Rodger Fry working on the 1.8m.  Phillipi Moril (visitor from France) photo.  22 AUG 2017

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Rodger Fry holding the Sloan Digital Sky Survey plate that was donated by the University of Utah Department of Physics and Astronomy.  28 OCT 2017

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The Sloan Digital Sky Survey plate added to the donar display.  28 OCT 2017

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The Sloan Digital Sky Survey plate number.  31 OCT 2017

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Donated counch.  Pretty fancy.  31 OCT 2017

Several of the plants died and had to be replaced

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Craig Pater.  06 JUN 2018

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Jared DeMann and Robert Bigelow.  06 JUN 2018

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Patrick Wiggins.  06 JUN 2018

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Rodger Fry.  06 JUN 2018

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Vonda Bigelow.  06 JUN 2018

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East wall looking north.  06 JUN 2018

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North wall looking east.  06 JUN 2018

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South wall looking east.  06 JUN 2018

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West wall looking north.  06 JUN 2018