Pier pressure

Posted by @ 6:07 pm on Wednesday 3rd December, 2008.
Categories: Astrostuff, Making stuff

Monday evening was spent at the pub(s) with Nick, putting the world to rights and pretending to be professional bar-billiards players. Among the many topics of conversation, we returned to a couple of old favourites - telescopes and the night sky. We had discussed telescope piers before and had done a bit of research, so we decided that it was time to make our first prototype.

The next morning, with a dog-eared sketch in my hand and a dog-eared pair of steelies on my feet, I went to see the Nick at his business premises - it was time to wield the 5mm steel. Four hours later, after 2 hours of work and several brews, we stood back to admire our handiwork. It's rough-and-ready at the moment, we're not going to get it galved and painted until we're sure that it's up to the job, so after I've concreted it into the garden I've got to do some flexure, resonance and vibration-damping tests on it. This could take some time, so don't expect regular reports, but when we do get it right we'll let you know.

Now, where did I put that spade?

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4 Responses to “Pier pressure”

  1. Have Torchwood come round to investigate your erection yet?

  2. BG! says:

    Not yet. I've asked for Tosh but knowing my luck they'll send Jack 🙁

  3. Best get your little black number ready in case 😉

    Hey, I feel alienated at not yet being alienated

  4. BG! says:

    Originally Posted By Duncan/AktomanBest get your little black number ready in case 😉

    I reckon the astrobreeks would suffice.

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