OBSERVATORY CONSTRUCTION 101
Start with a big hole in
the ground, and add 1
long metal pipe...
Add 5 cubic feet of
concrete and let
harden for a few days
Don't even think about doing
this part of the job yourself
Take a break to enjoy your
"patio with pipe"  -- if you ever
move, you can advertise this as
an "oversized backyard sundial"
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Start assembling the dome,
preferably with the help of
your wife and a good friend
Dr. Scott demonstrates the proper
technique for drilling through
fiberglass
It's Miller time -- the Prodome 10 is
basically complete -- only one thing left
to do...
Be the first in your neighborhood
to host a "dome dedication party" -- NOTE,
this does not prevent future lawsuits
from your homeowner's association
It's only fitting to invite the dome's
Papa and Mama -- the founders of
Technical Innovations -- John and
Meg Menke -- congratulations to
them for designing and fabricating
this enclosure, going strong since
1998!
Have lots of cake and coke on
hand, and name the observatory
in honor of your parents
Strike a final pose for posterity
(alternative titles that were considered include "how to convince your wife you're
totally insane and make enemies with the neighbors in 1 easy lesson")