New 50cm Telescope and Dome

The new 50cm telescope and clamshell dome was originally located in San Pedro de Atacama (Chile) and donated to the University by Caisey Harlingten.  At the end of March 2018 we mounted an expedition to Chile to disassembled the Telescope and Dome, pack  it into a shipping container and freight it back to Hobart.

In Chile

At Bisdee Tier

After cleaning painting and polishing the next step was the a raise base and then the walls.

The shutter assembly was made easier with many hands,
(Keith, Tony, Dave, Kym, Katie and Patrick)