Construction of the observatory was in two parts.
The pre-fabricated, 10-foot dome was delivered to my former residence one month before we took possession of our new residence and home to the observatory. This provided sufficient time to pre-assemble the dome, and transfer it for assembly on the modified part of the new house.
Preaasembly of the Dome
Construction commenced the morning of September 24, 2004, and the main elements were completed by October 6, 2004. Bricking was completed on November 22, 2004, and interior finishing of the dome, and control room was completed by December 3, 2004.
Renovation of the House
Newcastle Observatory was dedicated on December 4, 2004.