Observatory Construction 101 Long pipe, deep hole, and some rebar. A few cubic yards of concrete. Get someone else to do this. Neighborhood’s largest sundial? Read those instructions! Measure twice, drill once. Almost Miller time… Invite your neighbors to a most unusual party… …this does not prevent future lawsuits from your homeowner’s assoc. MYHY Observatory dedicated to my parents. Dome inventors, John & Meg Menke. 12.5″ RC with 4″ FSQ on top of Paramount ME. Dome disaster 2008. Back up and running! The dome from a drone. Dome shutter motors. Dome rotation motors. Imaging! New equipment keeps appearing. 16″ RC at New Mexico Skies Observatory. 16″ RC at CTIO in Chile. PROMPT observatories in Chile. “P2” at CTIO 2008. Inside “P2” 2008. 4 amigos 2008 With Jack and Dan at “P2” 2010.