Does anyone recognize this observatory?
Posted 29 May 2012 - 04:54 PM
I'd like to meet the owner with the hope of getting a tour of the facility, but I'm reluctant to just walk up and knock on the door. Nor do I want to exercise the realtor when there's no chance I will buy the home.
Surely someone this involved with astronomy must be a CN member. I wonder if anyone reading this might know this person, and might be willing to arrange an introduction for me. The house is near Port Angeles, Washington on "Galaxy View Court" and here is the listing. The observatory is visible in two of the slide show images, but not mentioned elsewhere in the listing.
Observatory and home listing
P. S. I am not a realtor, I don't know the listing realtor, and this is not my home.
Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:00 PM
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:15 AM
During my search for this information I met several people who spent time with him in his observatory, which was pretty much open to all interested persons. He often hosted astronomy parties at the observatory for students. One person I met described the interior of the observatory and its adjacent comfort-controlled viewing room. Also described was the massive concrete foundation constructed to stabilize the huge Mead telescope within.
He was an astrophysicist by profession, and according to all he was a kind and benevolent gentleman. I wish I'd known him.
Here is his obituary: Link
Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:18 AM