Stansbury Park Observatory Complex 2 (SPOC 2)
Harmons Observatory
Pouring & Finishing the Floor
1st Attempt
24 MAR 2001 through 15 AUG 2001
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Images 001-006, Ken Warner's aerial views of the site before the concrete trucks arrived, 24 MAR 2001.

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Ken Harris cutting stakes for forms, 24 MAR 2001.  McNeil photo

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Ken Harris surveying for final grade, 24 MAR 2001.  McNeil photo

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Bruce Grim & Siegfried Jachmann "head to head" in the footing trench.  Andy Bogdan and Wayne Clarke look on, 24 MAR 2001.  McNeil photo

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Workers look for the first concrete truck to arrive, 24 MAR 2001.  McNeil photo

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Much anticipated concrete truck #1 arrives, 24 MAR 2001

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"1st mud" for the SPOC 2 footings & floor coming down the chute, 24 MAR 2001

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First pour for the SPOC 2 footings & floor, 24 MAR 2001.  McNeil photo

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President Jachmann supervises the pour, 24 MAR 2001

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Ken Harris and Mike Wilson prepare for a pour, 24 MAR 2001.  McNeil photo

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Truck #2 begins to pour, 24 MAR 2001

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Truck #2 is joined by truck #3, 24 MAR 2001

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Yet another pour, 24 MAR 2001.  McNeil photo

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And another, 24 MAR 2001.  McNeil photo

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Patrick Wiggins, Roger Butz, Siegfried Jachmann and Wayne Clarke move the mud, 24 MAR 2001.  McNeil photo

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Group portrait: Trucks #1, #2 & #3 at the site, 24 MAR 2001

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Preparing to scree the floor with the long 2 x 4, 24 MAR 2001

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Mike Wilson, John Moreton and Ken Harris work the concrete, 24 MAR 2001.  McNeil photo

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Crew keeps an eye on Patrick Wiggins (they can't believe he's actually working!), 24 MAR 2001.  McNeil photo

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Screeing of the Ealing room floor nearly done, 24 MAR 2001

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Andy Bogdan uses a float on the Ealing Room floor while Bruce Grim finishes screeing the control room floor, 24 MAR 2001

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Ealing & control room floors nearly finished, 24 MAR 2001

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Screeing the "Big Scope" room floor.  Large black & small white pipes seen sticking up from the floor will carry computer, video & control cables between the telescopes and the control room, 24 MAR 2001

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Andy Bogdan does some touch up work on the control room floor, 24 MAR 2001

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Screeing a corner of the "Big Scope" room floor, 24 MAR 2001

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Truck #4 makes its contribution, 24 MAR 2001

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No man is an island but John Moreton seems to have marooned himself on a dry patch in the middle of the "Big Scope" room floor, 24 MAR 2001

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Ken Harris giving the floor some finishing touches of his own, 24 MAR 2001

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Siegfried Jachmann shows how it's done, 24 MAR 2001

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Entire floor ready for brushing as storm clouds gather, 24 MAR 2001

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Most of the day's crew pose with their work before going to "Advanced Training", 24 MAR 2001

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Workers pose with the newly finished floor, 24 MAR 2001.  McNeil photo

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One good looking floor, 24 MAR 2001

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Andy Bogdan brushes the floor, 24 MAR 2001

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Patrick Wiggins & Scott Crosby leave the newly finished floor, 24 MAR 2001.  McNeil photo

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Patrick Wiggins keeps with tradition and inscribes the club's initials and the year, 24 MAR 2001

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Patrick Wiggins inscribes "SLAS 2001" in the fresh concrete, 24 MAR 2001.  McNeil photo

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SLAS's traditional inscription, 24 MAR 2001

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Happy campers Bruce Grim and Andy Bogdan pose in front of the results of their labors, 24 MAR 2001.  McNeil photo

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Cleaning up the site, 26 MAR 2001

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Cleaning up the site, 26 MAR 2001

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Patrick Wiggins, Andy Bogdan, Roger Butz, Boyd McNeil and Bruce Grim agree that no SLAS function is complete without an "Advanced Training Session", 26 MAR 2001

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Wide angle view of the site, 26 MAR 2001

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Close up showing the newly installed safety tape and rebar caps, 26 MAR 2001

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Bruce Grim, Andy Bogdan & Roger Butz lay electrical cable from the power pole to the observatory.  14 AUG 2001  McNeil photo

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Bruce Grim hands Andy Bogdan the power cable he then ran through conduit into the observatory.  Roger Butz looks on.  14 AUG 2001  McNeil photo

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Newly dug trench containing the conduit and cable which will supply power to the observatory, 15 AUG 2001

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