The Des Moines Astronomical Society (DMAS) is selling its 8 foot SkyShed POD, which includes three bays and a cover. The dome has been in use at Ashton Observatory since 2015 and is being sold to make room for a larger dome that has been donated to DMAS. The dome has one cracked roller but still rotates as expected; the roller appears to be a commonly available inline skate wheel. The dome is otherwise in good condition. Ideal for backyard installation for a personal observatory.
Sealed bids are due to the following address by Saturday, Oct. 16 at 5:00 p.m.:
c/o Greg Woolever
305 NE 7th Street
Ankeny, IA 50021
Bids will be opened Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 6:00 p.m. The winning high bid is responsible for either picking up the dome at DMAS’s Ashton Observatory or for paying all packing and shipping costs.
For further information contact DMAS at firstname.lastname@example.org.