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Observatory Dome

Listing #1965138
  • Payment Instructions:  Payment must be made through a credit card (Master Card/American Express) online or with a bank check payable at the time of pick-up.
Starting Bid $100.00
Current Bid  
No Reserve
Buyer's Fee 8.00 %
Auction Started Thursday, May 9, 2013 7:53:53 AM Eastern
Auction Ends Friday, May 31, 2013 11:05:34 AM Eastern
Bid History Bids: 27
High Bidder s**************d
Seller Weston Public Schools
Location Weston, MA US
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  • Payment Instructions:  Payment must be made through a credit card (Master Card/American Express) online or with a bank check payable at the time of pick-up.

Item Information


Base is 14’6” x 14’-6”

Dome is 13’-0 DIA

Height: From platform to top of dome 8’-0” tall



Entire structure is ½ and ¾ decking clad in copper

The dome is fully functional: rotates and door slides open (some work is required to operate smoother.  A few boards will need to be reworked because they came loose.

Platform is 2X8 joist in fair condition.

A crane lifted the structure of the block wall foundation, it was transported on a flatbed to location, and Excavator lifted this off trailer.

This observatory dome is being sold as is where is.   Buyer is responsible for transporting the observatory dome within 30 business days of purchase.

Inspection of the dome is available by contacting the Facilities Department at 781-786-5270. 


Additional information

Additional Information
Custom ID OBS01
Miles 0


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"Hi, What is the diameter of the dome? What size is the flat roof it is attached to? Does the shutter on the dome open? We might be able to use this at our high school in Plaistow NH. Best Regards, Peter Bealo"
- Asked by #578816 05/09/2013 01:40:35 PM


The diameter is 13 feet. The dome is permanently attached to a base but it is not a roof. Previously, the dome was connected to a cinderblock building approximately 14'6' by 14'6". Yes, the dome door opens. A track is attached to the outside with a pulley and rope system in the interior.


"what is the zip-code location of the dome and is the dome permanently attached to the base?"
- Asked by #572864 05/10/2013 10:50:27 AM


The zip code is 02493 (Weston, Massachusetts). The dome appears permanently attached to the base.


"How much does the dome weigh? what does the inside look like? Is it wood or steel channel on the inside? Is it possible to get some pictures of the inside?"
- Asked by #578848 05/10/2013 09:12:22 AM


There is a curved channel with wood purlins, wood sheathing and clad in copper.


"Approximately how much dose the dome weigh? What does the inside look like? Is it curved wood beam or curved steel channel? Is it possible to get pictures of the inside? Are the wheels casters?"
- Asked by #578848 05/10/2013 09:56:45 AM


The dome weighs approximately 4,000 lbs. I will upload pictures of the inside. There will be a picture of the metal ring track and wheel assembly.

Item location

This location is a general area based on the sellers zip code. It is not the specific address where the item is located.