The Dome: Restored!
See Photos prior to the repair, and during the repair process, below!
Project Status: COMPLETE!
The repairs on the Dome have been completed!
Built in the early 70's, the dome has weathered extensively over time and was in need of major repairs.
Renovations on Sheep Hill Observatory included:
Removing the shutter doors from the dome
Sandblasting the entire dome - interior and exterior - to remove the old paint
Welding the worn and brittle areas of the dome and working to improve the angle of certain areas to ensure rain water does not pool and create issues in the future
Painting the exterior of the dome with special weather-resistant paint
Painting the interior of the dome with black paint
Painting the exterior of the building