13th September your favourite Astronomy Club reopens HURRAH!!!!
The focus for this year's work is to make the observatory more comfortable and a great place to be for members rather than a pure technical upgrade. I hope you will come on down on the 13th and let us know what you think. Following are a few picture that hint at all the hard work and effort that has gone on to achieve this.
Here's Pam working hard in the most important room in the building!
This is Jim modelling for an Egyptian Cartouch - or maybe a spot of air guitar?
Bob where are you! We need pictures of Bob as he's also put a lot of effort in and got all the rewiring and lighting sorted out so we are safe and can see!
Colin - we need pictures of you on here as well seen as how you organised all this!
Gary making sure one of the most popular areas in WYAS is up to snuff!
A rare sight! Our Chairman doing some real work and getting more paint on the floor than on the hand rails. D'oh!
How to attach an EQ8 to a pier. Demonstrated by Dave.
Part 1 careful assembly of the components!
Part 2 Precision adjustment using a large wrench and sledge hammer...
Part 3 Don't mess with the mount! or "You don't get in without a wristband!"
Seriously though, Dave has built the adapter completely from scratch with only limited information and everything fitted together perfectly.
Credit to Dave!
A BIG BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE REFURBISHMENT! YOU ALL HELP TO MAKE WYAS JUST GET BETTER AND BETTER!
If you haven't seen yourself on here please send me a picture and a few comments to:
or if you have any before or after photos then send them too. Thanks Tony