Act 0 (anecdotal): In which the Builders catch the Aperture Fever and start to dream of mirrors large.
Act 1 (2008 July 22): In which the Builders acquire the Glass and first smell the Carborundum.
Act 2 (2008 July 30): In which the Glass is bevelled.
Act 3 (2008 August 1): In which the Builders observe a partial solar-eclipse.
Act 4 (2008 August 4): In which, after much work, the sagitta deepens to 2 mm.
Act 5 (2008 September 1): Birth of the pitch-lap.
Act 6 (2008 September 4): In which polishing begins and an early Ronchi-test is performed.
Act 7 (2008 September 28): In which the Focault-test is tried but the Builders yearn for something more quantitative.
Act 9 (2008 November 7): In which the builders cook-up a Bath Interferometer around a HeNe-laser.
Act 10 (2008 November 8 ): In which Interferograms are first photographed.
Act 11 (2008 November 18): In which the Builders inhale an inordinate amount of saw-dust and the Tube is born.
Act 12 (2008 December 2): In which the Interferometer's younger sibling is born.
Act 13 (2008 December 6): In which polishing continues.
Act 14 (2008 December 7): In which the Glass is polished spherical
Act 15 (2009 January 17): In which the Glass is figured to its final parabolic shape.
Act 16 (2009 January 17): In which the polishing tools are presented and make their exit.
Act 17 (2009 March 22): In which the Builders travel to a Big Telescope and preach of Interferometry to crowds.
Act 18 (2009 April 9): Birth of the Mirror Mount.
Act 19 (2009 June 12): In which the Tube acquires a colour reminiscent of much nobler tree-species.
Act 20 (2009 June 14): In which the Epoxy cures too fast and the Builders curse.
Act 21 (2009 July 2): (triumphant!) In which the focuser and spider are aquainted with the Tube, and the First Light is seen.Tags: N240