Thanks to the cloudy weather in this part of the world, ALP's monthly stargazing session in Caliraya, Laguna has been canceled. So no debut for my ball scope.
The activity has actually been moved to next Saturday; but I am flying to Jakarta the day after, and I can't afford to be up all night Saturday and miss my flight.
On a slightly more positive node, I removed the expensive furniture sliders from the ball scope's base, and replaced them with bits of plastic from the martyred plastic bucket. (which I ended up not using for the upper truss assembly). There's less friction now than when I used the bucket's base as the scope base a few nights ago; but still enough (more than with the furniture sliders) that the scope doesn't sag.