Believe it or not, this is not a troll post. I've been lucky to be able to do well in my career. I just started thinking, "what am I still working for?". Maybe I'm having a mid-life crisis, but was suddenly struck with the urge to buy some land and build my own observatory! I can set that as a motivating goal for myself this year and use most of my earnings this year to fund it.
Of course I am a beginner who doesn't know much. So far I have scoped the areas near me (within 30-40 minutes drive) that get me to bortle class 3 spots. No idea what sort of observatory to build, and things that would be good to have. I can envision in the future opening up this observatory to visitors or a club etc. I am thinking a few concrete pads with outlets where folks can set up equipment, a decent (though not necessarily paved) parking lot, and also a closed strong shed type building (heated) with removable ceiling of some sort.
Am I totally crazy? And do you have suggestions for what would be good to think about for such an idea?
Edited by starmaze, 24 April 2021 - 03:38 PM.