Astronomy Mobile Outreach Vehicle (AMOV)


These pages documents the building of StarGazer II, the Mobile Astronomy Outreach Vehicle

This is a story of a bus that was rescued from a date with the junkyard to becoming an outreach platform and a mobile astronomical observatory.

The Original StarGazer Van - A Tribute to my Faithful Friend


The Acquisition and Initial Tribulations
Finally Mobile and the work begins
Carpet and Interior Renovation Begins
First Outreach - Enchanted Evening - Vinton, Virginia - 12/31/2004
Cabinet Installation - Part One
Cabinet Installation - Part Two and Alarm Installation
Cabinet Re-Installation and Seating
Exterior Improvements
Interior Improvements and Upholstery
Installation of the Overhead Cabinets
AMOV Images and Outreach Images