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Opening remarks

July 12, 2005

Tour picture

The ceremony began at 10:00 AM, and Lowell director Bob Millis welcomed the guests to the future site of the telescope.

Photograph: Steele Wotkyns, Lowell Observatory

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THE SITE

Index Logo Images from the DCT Site

THE PRIMARY MIRROR (M1)

Index Logo Primary Mirror Cleaning and Coating

Index Logo Primary Mirror Delivered to Happy Jack

Index Logo Primary Mirror Figuring

Index Logo Univ of Ariz Optical Facility

Index Logo From Pittsburgh to Tucson

Index Logo Making the Mirror Blank

THE SECONDARY MIRROR (M2)

Index Logo Secondary Mirror Figuring

Index Logo M2 Lightweighting - Round 2

Index Logo Lightweighting the M2 Blank

THE MOUNT

Index Logo Mount Completion, Summer/Fall 2010

Index Logo M2 Top End Installation, Spring 2010

Index Logo M1 Cell Installation, Spring 2010

Index Logo Elevation Ring Installation, Spring 2010

Index Logo Mount Yoke Installation, Spring 2010

Index Logo Mount Pedestal Installation, Spring 2010

Index Logo Mount Trial Assembly, Winter 2010

Index Logo Mirror Supports Assembly, Winter 2010

Index Logo Mount Components Arrive, Winter 2009

Index Logo Mount Trial Assembly, Fall 2009

Index Logo Mount Fabrication, Fall 2009

Index Logo Mount Fabrication, Summer 2009

Index Logo Mount Fabrication, Spring 2009

Index Logo Mount Renderings

THE DOME

Index Logo Final Touches, Summer/Fall 2009

Index Logo More Progress, Summer 2009

Index Logo Panels and Doors, Spring/Summer 2009

Index Logo Installing Dome Shutter, Spring 2009

Index Logo Installing Bridge Crane, Spring 2009

Index Logo Secondary Steel Goes In, Spring 2009

Index Logo Dome Arch Girders, Spring 2009

Index Logo Dome Steel Erection, Spring 2009

Index Logo Dome Mechanisms, Winter 2009

Index Logo Dome Construction Prep Work, 2008

THE FACILITY

Index Logo Final Touches, Summer 2007

Index Logo Completing the Interior, Spring 2007

Index Logo Putting up Walls, Summer 2006

Index Logo Working on the Interior, Fall 2006

Index Logo Finishing Phase 1, Spring 2006

Index Logo Buildings Take Shape, Winter 2006

Index Logo Laying the Foundations, Fall 2005

Index Logo Excavation, Fall 2005

Index Logo Groundbreaking, July 2005

Index Logo Site Prep Work, Spring 2005

OPTICAL COATING SYSTEM (OCS)

Index Logo OCS Delivery & Installation

Index Logo OCS Fabrication

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