Well, I’m just thrilled to show you these new dome designs from Gregg Fleishman, architect extraordinaire and the designer of The Temple of Whollyness at Burning Man: Cargo Cult. It’s an honor to have him aboard. He schooled us on geometry and blew our minds with math the night before he dropped these amazing domes in my inbox. We’re thrilled to have his guidance and I just can’t wait to build these structures. So for now, update those drawings above with these domes in your head while we work on new renderings.
Things are moving right along. We’ve been talking to some amazing people from around the world about this project. Since our last update, we’ve met with our Black Rock Astronomical Society collaborators in New York a few times via teleconference and the scope is turning out to be very innovative. We’ve added some folks from Hawaii to the roster, as well as a gentleman from Germany who builds observatories for a living. We’ve also been offered access to near real time data from Kepler and SOFIA, two of NASA’s amazing instruments. There are so many amazing opportunities on the horizon, I don’t even know what to do with myself.
Black Rock Observatory is turning out to be more than I could have ever dreamed of. There are just so many amazing people out there in this community willing to give their knowledge and work for no expectation of reciprocation. It’s inspiring. Thanks as always for your continued support. – Major Tom