University of London Observatory
[Fry Dome in mid-air]
Images from the Observatory Development Project

The Fry Dome, shortly before demolition The Fry Dome, shortly before demolition The demolition of the Fry dome The demolition of the Fry dome, viewed in front of the South Wing
The old Fry dome with the Allen dome The old Fry dome pictured with the Allen dome in the background. The Fry building after removal of the dome The old Fry building, after removal of the dome
The beginning of work on the new telescope building The beginning of work on the new telescope building, viewed in front of the South wing

A later stage in the construction of the new telescope building

A later stage in the construction of the new telescope building, also viewed in front of the South Wing

Foundations for the new telescope building

The telescope building site, viewed in front of the South Wing. The deep hole is for the foundations of the West telescope pillar.

The extension to the Observatory's classroom facilities

The extension to the Observatory's classroom facilities and office space, attached to the North Wing. The space will include a large lecture room upstairs.
The Fry Dome, shortly before removal The Fry dome pictured here with a crane, shortly before removal The Fry Dome, having been lifted away from the building The Fry Dome, having been lifted away from the building

The Fry dome, clear of the building

The Fry Dome, clear of its building

The Fry dome in mid-air

The Fry dome, in mid-air.

The Fry dome, having been placed on the front lawn

The Fry Dome, having been placed on the front lawn.

The old Fry dome with the Allen and Radcliffe domes

A view of the old Fry dome being moved, with the Allen dome (middle distance) and the Radcliffe dome (behind).

The base of the Fry telescope

Ron Holder looks on as the base of the Fry telescope is removed from the old Fry dome.

Ron Holder prepares the Fry dome for removal

Ron Holder prepares the Fry dome for removal from the site.

The 
Allen and Radcliffe domes

The existing Allen and Radcliffe domes will remain. Their style will be reflected in the architecture of the new domes.

The Fry dome on the ground

The Fry dome on the ground before leaving the Observatory

The Observatory's Magnolia Tree

One of the unfortunate losses during the development project was the Observatory's magnolia tree.

Information on the Observatory Development Project


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