Observatory project/observing partner – PART 2
What I hope to find through this ad is an individual in the right location, and the desire and spare time to share in the final stages of the project’s parenthood; a shared interest in the hobby overall (age/experience not important); a reasonably suitable place to park and work on the observatory, as well as a place to store/use the tools, etc. BTW, while the bigger tools include a rather large air compressor, a large table saw, other power bench tools and a MIG welder and oxy/acetylene rig, everything can be powered by a typical 120VAC 20AMP circuit found in most residential garages.
FWIW, I have been involved in astronomy both professionally (albeit somewhat indirectly), and as an amateur, for about 20 years plus another 10-15 years spent in the related fields of electronics and physics. While I am almost 57 years-old and now retired and partially disabled, I would be equally pleased to welcome either a healthier contemporary bringing his/her knowledge and experience into the mix, or a younger, less experienced person bringing merely genuine interest, enthusiasm, and a desire to learn. I am not looking for a cash investor, equity partner or buyer . . . this is not to say that at some future point as partners we might not mutually agree to invest/upgrade in a new “whatever,” and subsequently split the cost between us. Similarly, I would expect my partner to share in any reasonable maintenance/repair costs as well as applicable joint operating and travel expenses, i.e. RTMC Expos, and the like (all of which should be both minimal and/or controllable). Mostly, I want to make it clear that I need a project completion and observing partner for their personal participation and camaraderie, and this is not a ploy for financial participation.
SEE PART 3