Stansbury Park Observatory Complex (SPOC)
Donna Pease Wiggins Refractor House


Interior Work
09 AUG 2005 to 28 JUL 2012
(click on images for enlarged view)


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Andy Bogdan and Ken Harris framed the wall that will separate the Refractor Bay from the storage area.  09 AUG 2005

002

The new wall frame can be seen in this aerial view.  09 AUG 2005

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Electrical partially installed in the storage room.  20 SEP 2005

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Electrical partially installed in the Refractor Bay.  20 SEP 2005

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All electrical installed in the Refractor Bay.  21 SEP 2005

008

The original SPOC observatory shutter switch (and shutter motor) will
be used to move the dome (the guy paying for the observatory has quite a
sentimental streak).  21 SEP 2005

009

Look through the mess to see all electrical installed in the storage room.  21 SEP 2005

010

Mark Bloomenthal, Roger Butz and Bruce Grim erect the interior wall.  30 SEP 2005

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SLAS's ADA scope in its new quarters.  30 SEP 2005

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New workbench and shelves make for a tidier storeroom.  07 OCT 2005

014

First Patrick Wiggins cuts and drills the furring strips.  29 NOV 2005  McNeil image

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Then Ken Harris used a 22 caliber nail gun to attach the strips to the wall.  29 NOV 2005

016

Bruce Grim finished by grinding off the tops of the mounting nails.  29 NOV 2005  McNeil image

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Pictures taken to later show where the furring strips are located.  29 NOV 2005

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Ken Harris, Patrick Wiggins, Mark Bloomenthal & Bruce Grim (not pictured) cut and install paneling.  01 DEC 2005

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Patrick Wiggins installs the final panel.  03 DEC 2005

026

South end of west wall.  Box at upper right conceals the dome control. 03 DEC 2005

027

North end of west wall.  03 DEC 2005

028

Finished south wall with cabinet donated by Bruce Grim (thanks, Bruce!).  08 DEC 2005

029

Memorial marker for Andy Bogdan, late SLAS member for whom the telescope is named. 04 DEC 2005

030

The I-beam above the telescope can be used as a crane and to hold a planetarium projector.  08 DEC 2005

031

The west and south walls.  08 DEC 2005

032

The store room's filling up.  08 DEC 2005

033

The work bench is already coming in handy.  08 DEC 2005

034

The bulletin board was installed a few days ago.  12 MAY 2006

035


Arachnophobes take note, the dome switch is now more accessible.  12 MAY 2006

034

"Photon Shield" sign was installed today.  24 MAY 2006

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Ann House, Bill Kennedy, Bruce Grim, Chris Clark and Boyd McNeil install the baseboard.  24 MAY 2006

038

Bruce Grim drills a mount hole for Andy Bogdan's plaque at Ken Harris looks on.  24 JUL 2006

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Bruce Grim and Ken Harris position Andy Bogdan's plaque.  24 JUL 2006

040

Andy Bogdan's plaque.  24 JUL 2006

041

Bruce Grim and Patrick Wiggins measure carpet tiles for cutting (the red color is an inside joke you'll understand if you've been in Patrick's home).  16 AUG 2006  McNeil image

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Bruce Grim and Patrick Wiggins cut a carpet tile to size.  16 AUG 2006  McNeil image

043

Boyd McNeil installs one of the carpet tiles.  16 AUG 2006

044

Boyd McNeil cleans up.  16 AUG 2006

045

The finished floor.  "U" is a tribute to the University of Utah's contributions to SPOC.  16 AUG 2006

046

SLAS banner as recently framed and mounted by Roger Butz.  02 APR 2009

047

Mark Shelton presents one of the four rare Lunar Quadrant Charts he framed in oak at no charge to SLAS.  09 NOV 2010

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Kurt Fisher, Robert Bigelow and Patrick Wiggins install bolts not installed when the dome was assembled in 1976. 29 JUN 2012

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Patrick "Spidey" Wiggins is happy after installing the 185th and final bolt. 29 JUN 2012

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Ginger Hauschild and Robert Bigelow clean places that have not been cleaned in years. 30 JUN 2012