<title>RAS Photo Album: Members and Observatory</title>
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<H2>Members and Observatory</H2>
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<HR> <A HREF="images/dean.jpg"><img src="images/smalldean.gif"></A>
<p>Dean W. Armstrong, 1993/94 and 1994/95 President of the RAS, with
two RAS telescopes. The 6" refractor is shown with a spectroscope
attached. Photo by Peggy L. Wilkins.
<A HREF="images/chrisjohn.jpeg"><img src="images/chrisjohn.gif"></A>
<p>Chris Conselice and John Crocker, doing what RAS members do best:
looking up. John is 1995/96 RAS President. Photo by Peggy L. Wilkins.
<A HREF="images/telescope.jpg"><img src="images/telescope.gif"></A>
<p>Closeup view of the two RAS telescopes. The 6" refractor is on the bottom;
the larger one at top is a 10" reflector. The finder scope, mounted on the
refractor, is also shown.
Photo by Peggy L. Wilkins
<A HREF="images/olddome.jpg"><img src="images/olddome.gif"></A>
<p>This photo, taken sometime before 1992, shows the state of deterioration the dome was in prior to the restoration.
<A HREF="images/unpaintedinterior.jpg"><img src="images/unpaintedinterior.gif"></A>
<p>More before the interior was painted black.
<A HREF="images/observatory.jpg"><img src="images/observatory.gif"></A>
<p>The observatory on a colder day.
<A HREF="images/snowdome.jpg"><img src="images/snowdome.gif"></A>
<P>The dome after a good snowfall.
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<P>John Crocker opens up the new 10-inch mirror.
<A HREF="images/mirrorbox.jpg"><img src="images/mirrorbox.gif"></A>
<P>Wrapped up and waiting excitedly.
<A HREF="images/mirror.jpg"><img src="images/mirror.gif"></A>
<P>The 10-inch f/6 mirror uncovered. This Nova mirror was eventually returned after a defect was found and replaced with a Galaxy mirror.
<a href="images/auggie.jpg"><img src="images/auggie.gif"></A>
<p>Member Augustine Urbas painting the exterior dome steps.
<HR> <A HREF="images/door.jpg"><img src="images/door.gif"></a> <p>John
Crocker begins to raise the door threshold. This was in advance of
the floor raising project.
<A HREF="images/door1.jpg"><img src="images/door1.gif"></a>
<P>Adding support beams.
<A HREF="images/door2.jpg"><img src="images/door2.gif"></a>
<P>The new threshold, sans paint.
<A HREF="images/wasps.jpg"><img src="images/wasps.gif"></a>
<P>One summer day to our chagrin we found an electrical outlet on the
dome to be the new home for a colony of yellow jackets. They didn't
like our hammering and construction very much. Peggy Wilkins actually
touched the nest at night without knowing what it was! (But they
didn't attack or anything). Liberal amounts of a insecticide were
applied from a safe distance.
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