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New lineup of domes

After months and months of R & D we are finishing up our first prototypes of our New Intermediate Series of domes. Be sure to check out our Design tab. We will be adding to that tab often.
As of today (March 7, 2018) we have almost completed two 3 Meter prototypes and are really liking what we see. They are different so you will most likely see the design we decide not to use on our sale page soon. Who knows, we might surprise everyone and place them both there. Photos will be posted as soon as we finish up. We also think our customers will like the fact that by utilizing automated equipment we can supply the same quality at a reduced cost. (And just an FYI……None of our employees are being replaced by utilizing more automation). It’s a win win. So stay tuned and I will keep you updated.

See the International Space Station from the Comfort of Earth

See the International Space Station from the Comfort of Earth

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to make your way through the International Space Station? Most people will never get the opportunity to do it, and the elite few astronauts who take the trip to space and spend time in the ISS every year spend years preparing for the experience. But now,…

Summer Heat: NASA’s Mission to ‘Touch’ the Sun

Summer Heat: NASA’s Mission to ‘Touch’ the Sun

Imagine flying into the outer layer of the sun. So far, the closest a spacecraft has come to the sun was in 1976 when NASA’s Helios 2 made it to within 27 million miles of the surface. Now NASA plans to improve on the observations made with Helios 2 and distant satellite observations by sending…

Telescopes of Tomorrow: Looking at Our Latest Looking Glasses

Telescopes of Tomorrow: Looking at Our Latest Looking Glasses

Scientists are currently preparing to see some things that they have never seen before. Over the course of the last month, there have been a few major developments announced in regards to new telescopes that are set to be put into use soon. James Webb Space Telescope The James Webb Space Telescope has been an…

Martian Roundup: What’s Happening on the Red Planet?

Martian Roundup: What’s Happening on the Red Planet?

The Red Planet has long fascinated people here on Earth, and it has featured prominently in countless stories and movies. Thanks to ongoing exploration and research, we now know more than ever about Mars. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the latest things happening with the Red Planet. Curiosity Rover…

That’s No Moon – Oh, Wait, Yes it Is!

Our fascination with the universe will always continue because there is so much still to discover. Just like our ancestors, we look up at the sky and wonder what is out there. As technology advances, scientists continue to learn more and more even just about our solar system and reveal new secrets and revelations that…

The Tale of the Tail of Halley’s Comet

The galaxy is an amazing place. There are so many stars, planets and satellites in the sky that you could spend a million lifetimes exploring the vastness of the Milky Way alone and still only witness a small fraction of its incredible vastness. Fortunately, one of the best shows in the universe – meteor showers…

Celebrate International Astronomy Day

Easter is in the past and Memorial Day is still more than a month away, but there’s one holiday space lovers can get ready to celebrate – International Astronomy Day, celebrated this year on May 14. Started in 1973, Astronomy Day promotes greater education and understanding of the universe among the general public. Astronomy clubs…

March is a Big Month in the Skies Above

There is nothing more relaxing than enjoying an evening gazing at the stars. If you are lucky enough to view the skies under an Observa Dome, you will be protected from the elements while getting to take in space’s biggest mysteries. Each month there are different astronomical events to look forward to, and March is…