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9th Aug 2019

Refurbishing the Genesis dome.

Our much loved Genesis dome is our number one star attraction for visitors at Seething. It has been that way ever since it was constructed on site in 2002. Some time before the pandemic struck it even featured in a live broadcast from Seething by ITV National Weather Service. For that occasion it was floodlit, which is not something we would normally approve of. Since the first easing of regulations on working outside together in the spring, NAS volunteers have been working on a major refurbishment of the dome and its equipment, including cleaning and polishing the dome itself, resurfacing its shutter, replacing the wheels on which the dome moves, installing a new motor for driving the dome and even replacing the telescope. We fully intend to have the Genesis operational again in the early autumn. We may even manage a live transmission from it of tempting objects in the night sky.

 

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