News /18.8.2017

 

On the picture you see the progress of repairs on the damaged slot covers, which must have been removed and located in the convenient space.

On the picture you see the progress of repairs on the damaged slot covers, which must have been removed and located in the convenient space.

We are apologizing to our friends and readers for the long break in the flow of information from our project. The main reason was the unusually severe weather and storms and following damages on the dome and the building.

For this reason, we have focused at the end of the year 2016 and the first half of the year 2017 on the finalizing and publication of the book TWILIGHT OF CIVILIZATIONS.

At present, we have started the repair of winter damages. Finally, we have to modify construction of the positioning mechanism, which was severely and repeatedly damaged by the storms. After this we will continue with the assembly of the main telescope (all components are already for half a year finished, ready to installation). We have already progressed with the construction of the mirror spin casting laboratory. Next will be acquisition of specialized electronics and testing of finished telescope in the first stage with only single central reflecting mirror. This step is necessary for the final functionality, for the final assembly of the dome and telescope movement and the functionality of the master clock.

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