Steel for the roof beam, dome trolley and trolley tracks, donated by Roen Hale and Jerry Clegg, has been delivered. 22 JUL 2005
Patrick Wiggins chisels away the shutter's deteriorated side pieces. 29 JUL 2005
Bruce Grim watches as Colter Park attaches lifting chains to a section of dome track support. 02 AUG 2005 Boyd McNeil image.
The east dome track support is set in place. 02 AUG 2005 Boyd McNeil image.
Colter Park approaches with the west dome track support. 02 AUG 2005 Boyd McNeil image.
Andy Bogdan and Ken Harris ensure the west dome track support is placed properly. 02 AUG 2005 Boyd McNeil image.
Both dome track supports tacked in place, awaiting the welder. 02 AUG 2005
Both dome tracks tacked in place, awaiting the welder. 03 AUG 2005
Close-up showing how the grooved dome trolley wheels will fit on the tracks. 03 AUG 2005
Patrick Wiggins and Bill Kennedy work to remove the shutter motor mount bolts. 14 AUG 2005 Boyd McNeil image.
Guy Malmborg removes the shutter motor. 14 AUG 2005 Boyd McNeil image.
Shutter motor removed. 14 AUG 2005
Lower shutter removed and laying on the ground, upper shutter is next. 14 AUG 2005
Bill Kennedy looks on as Guy Malmborg gets ready to pull down the upper shutter (and to run!). 14 AUG 2005
Bill Kennedy, Patrick Wiggins and Guy Malmborg prepare to position the new lower shutter. 14 AUG 2005 Boyd McNeil image.
SLAS photographer Boyd McNeil covers the action. 14 AUG 2005
Patrick Wiggins grinds off an old weld. 14 AUG 2005 Boyd McNeil image.
Guy Malmborg welds a new support in place. 14 AUG 2005
Guy Malmborg shows how to operate two grinders at once (must be his Marine training). 14 AUG 2005 Boyd McNeil image.
Bill Kennedy and Guy Malmborg install an internal support. 14 AUG 2005
Bill Kennedy and Guy Malmborg position the new lower shutter. 14 AUG 2005
Guy Malmborg welds the lower shutter in place. 14 AUG 2005
Patrick Wiggins prepares the track for the upper shutter. 14 AUG 2005
Guy Malmborg administers the Imperio as Patrick Wiggins welds the upper shutter in place. 14 AUG 2005
Guy Malmborg admires the results of several hours work. 14 AUG 2005
That's not the final color. Bruce Grim applied a coat of red primer today which will eventually be covered with white. 15 AUG 2005
Ken Harris and Bruce Grim check to be sure the dome trolley is laid out correctly as the hired certified welder welds the pieces together. 17 AUG 2005
Ken Harris, Andy Bogdan and Bruce Grim adjust a corner of the dome trolley. 17 AUG 2005
Bruce Grim, Andy Bogdan and Ken Harris discuss putting up the storage room roof. 17 AUG 2005
Ken Harris works on the storage room roof. 17 AUG 2005
Patrick Wiggins works on the storage room roof. 17 AUG 2005
Patrick Wiggins and Ken Harris install one of the storage room rafters. 17 AUG 2005 Boyd McNeil image.
Storage room roof rafters in place. 17 AUG 2005
Andy Bogdan, Patrick Wiggins and Ken Harris fasten the storage room rafters in place. 14 AUG 2005 Boyd McNeil image.
SPOC superintendent Bruce Grim "superintending". 18 AUG 2005 Boyd McNeil image.
Bruce Grim applies a coat of red primer to the I beam that will support the dome's crane and star projector. 18 AUG 2005
Andy Bogdan and Ken Harris pass a piece of roofing up to Patrick Wiggins. 18 AUG 2005
Bruce Grim caulks storage room roofing joints. 18 AUG 2005
Storage room roof ready for painting. 18 AUG 2005
Storage room roof painted, awaiting waterproof membrane. 18 AUG 2005
Storage room from below. 18 AUG 2005
Patrick Wiggins jacks up the dome. 19 AUG 2005
Dome off the ground and up on blocks. 19 AUG 2005
Patrick Wiggins works to remove the no longer needed dome rotation cable channel. 20 AUG 2005
Patrick Wiggins cuts out one of the dome shutter side panels. 20 AUG 2005
Quintin Foster observes as Ken Harris cuts a piece of storage room roof membrane. 30 AUG 2005 Boyd McNeil image.
Quintin Foster and Andy Bogdan apply adhesive as Ken Harris, Bruce Grim and Patrick Wiggins watch. 30 AUG 2005 Boyd McNeil image.
Quintin Foster, Ken Harris, Patrick Wiggins and Andy Bogdan roll a piece of storage room roof membrane into place. 30 AUG 2005 Boyd McNeil image.
Storage room roof membrane in place. 30 AUG 2005
Dome trolley "up on blocks" with crane/star projector I beam in place. 31 AUG 2005