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7th June 2024 – opening in one week

With one week to go until the public opening of the new collaboration colour-field, the interior space of the twin dome is noticeably and incrementally building in light levels with each day. This is not to do with any…

May 2024 – the start of colour-field

After nearly 20 entries of trying to catch up with all that’s happened in the life of the Twin Dome, I’m finally up-to-date and ready to continue the Twin Dome blog in the present tense. Very much planning that it…

9th March 2024 – Open Night comes around again

It felt great to be back in the groove of being involved in another Open Night in March 2024 – now two in a row since the shutdown of the pandemic. The challenge as far as the Twin Dome was concerned was that the…

Summer 2023 – making an ambush

The most satisfying part of re-opening the old Twin Dome observatory is in getting visitors along to see the new space, as many as possible. This is not just during the now well established observatory open nights in…

June 2023 – in colour, in nature

The flowers around the base of the south wall Before the final transformation of the interior space, I wanted to make sure that as much “in colour” as possible could also find its way beyond the walls of the Twin Dome…

May 2023 – in colour: on the inside

The inside of the Twin Dome at various stages of its transformation. As mentioned in the earlier blog – Letting the light in – for practical reasons the new window really needed to be installed facing directly due east…

April 2023 – in colour: on the outside

Izzy Donaldson and Emily Frank painting “in colour’ on the Twin Dome With our new start to life in the Twin Dome, largely thanks to extended funding from the Shine Project, the building would now start to experience a…

24th March 2023 – Open Night is back

Interior views of the Twin Dome on Open Night 2023 By early 2023, with our fabulous new window installed and ready to transform the space with light, myself and Anne-Marie were turning our thoughts to the summer and…

December 2022 – Letting the light in

Exterior and interior views of the newly installed Twin Dome window Two days before Christmas 2022 School of Physics and Astronomy technician Chris Watson managed to astound me and Observatory Director Aleks Scholz by…