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"
Start assembling the dome,
preferably with the help of
your wife and a good friend
Dr. Scott demonstrates the proper
technique for drilling through
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
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")