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


Exterior Work
12 OCT 2005 to 2 MAY 2014
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The sidewalk was poured today.  12 OCT 2005


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Inscriptions on the building foundation and the new sidewalk show it took about one year to finish the building.  12 OCT 2005

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Bruce Grim, Patrick Wiggins and Boyd McNeil digging holes for the hedge.  02 MAY 2006

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Boyd McNeil & Bruce Grim put one of the hedge plants in place.  02 MAY 2006

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Roger Butz applies ground bark around one of the newly planted hedge plants.  02 MAY 2006

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The hedge is planted.  02 MAY 2006

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Weed blocker material and lots of bark were put down today.  24 MAY 2006

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Bruce Grim adds mounting bolts to the Refractor House sign.  15 JUN 2006

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Patrick Wiggins drills mounting holes for the Refractor House sign.  15 JUN 2006

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Patrick Wiggins makes sure the mounting bolts fit the mounting holes before applying the cement.  15 JUN 2006

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Noted optician John Gregory (inventor of the Gregory-Maksutov telescope design) cements the sign in place.  15 JUN 2006

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The Refractor House sign in place.  15 JUN 2006

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The hedge 4 months after planting.  New fence was installed today.  12 SEP 2006

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Refractor House hedge as it appeared on 11 OCT 2008.

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Roger Butz and Bruce Grim preparing to install forms between the Harmons Observatory and the Refractor House.  21 MAR 2009

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Roger Butz and Patrick Wiggins install forms between the Harmons Observatory and the Refractor House.  21 MAR 2009

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Bruce Grim and Roger Butz work on forms between the Harmons Observatory and the Refractor House.  21 MAR 2009

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Bruce Grim inspects finished forms between the Harmons Observatory and the Refractor House.  21 MAR 2009

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Forms for the ADA telescope pad installed.  21 MAR 2009

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The first concrete truck arrives.  24 MAR 2009

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Pouring the ADA telescope pad.  24 MAR 2009  Boyd McNeil image.

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Bruce Grim and Patrick Wiggins work the concrete for the ADA telescope pad.  24 MAR 2009  Boyd McNeil image.

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Roger Butz smooths the concrete between the Harmans Observatory and Refractor House as Ken Harris and Ron Ford look on.  24 MAR 2009

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Pouring concrete between the Harmans Observatory and Refractor House.  24 MAR 2009  Boyd McNeil image.

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Rodger Fry, Ken Harris and Ron Ford spread concrete between the Harmans Observatory and Refractor House.  24 MAR 2009  Boyd McNeil image.

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Rodger Fry smooths the concrete between the Harmans Observatory and Refractor House as Ron Ford and Roger Butz look on.  24 MAR 2009

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Newly completed concrete section between the Harmans Observatory and Refractor House.  02 APR 2009

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Newly completed pad for the ADA telescope.  02 APR 2009

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Bruce Grim waters the newly installed sod.  13 APR 2009

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Roger Butz lays sod.  13 APR 2009

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Refractor House hedge as it appeared 5 years after planting.  02 MAY 2011

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Kurt Fisher, Justin Gregersen and Patrick Wiggins prepare leaky seams for new sealant.  19 JUN 2012

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Bill Kennedy, Patrick Wiggins, Fred Swanson, Rodger Fry and Ryan Hauschild patch leaks.  30 JUN 2012

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Rodger Fry, Bill Kennedy and Fred Swanson seal the area around the no-longer-used door.  30 JUN 2012

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Aleta Cox vacuums in preparation for sealing the roof membrane to the dome.  30 JUN 2012

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The Moon looks approvingly on a long day's work.  30 JUN 2012

Installing metal siding on the dome trolley,  26 July 2013
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Rodger Fry, Lisa Pinkney, Ken Porras
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Alpine Stringham, Fred Swanson, Deloy Pierce
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Rodger Fry, Patrick Wiggings

Installing metal siding on the dome trolley,  27 July 2013
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Mattew Allred, Rodger Fry, Ken Porras
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Bill Kennedy
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Bill Kennedy, Rodger Fry, Patrick Wiggins, Fred Swanson, Mattew Allred
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Bruce Grimm
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Ken Porras, Fred Swanson, Alpine Stringham
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Rodger Fry, Bill Kennedy, Matthew Allred
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Rodger Fry, Bruce Grimm, Ken Porras, Alpine Stringham, Fred Swanson, Bill Kennedy, Matthew Allred, Patrick Wiggings
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View from the southwest
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View from the northwest
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View from the northeast
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Refractor House hedge as it appeared 8 years after planting.  02 MAY 2014
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Lilac trees planted on 04 DEC 2014 by the Stansbury Park Service Agency.  01 MAR 2015