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Build It and They Will Come: Tale of an Observatory

27 Sep 2009, 19:12 UTC
Build It and They Will Come: Tale of an Observatory
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Ted Judah Last fall I was given permission to convert an old barn on a dairy ranch into an observatory. The retired dairyman that owns the ranch, (my father-in-law), has long been interested in astronomy. This is my personal story of not only the planning and building of the observatory but also things to consider when building one. The Sonoma County Astronomical Society Website http://www.sonomaskies.org/ Ted Judah email: judahted@comcast.net Ted Judah is a total amateur. Amateur astronomer, carpenter, surfer, artist, designer, photographer, musician, cyclist, husband and papa. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SPONSOR: This episode of 365 Days of Astronomy is sponsored by the Physics Department at Eastern Illinois University: "Caring faculty guiding students through teaching and research" at www.eiu.edu/~physics/

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