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Quest High Mountains Quest Institute of Applied Astronomy Quest Information Processing Department Quest Mountain Observatory (Step) Quest Telescope Assembly Facility Quest Mountain Observatory (Step 2) Quest Researching Galaxies Quest Radio Waves Quest Stellar Cartography Quest Survey Telescope Quest Mountain Observatory (Quest)
High Mountains Institute of Applied Astronomy Information Processing Department Mountain Observatory Telescope Assembly Facility Mountain Observatory Researching Galaxies Radio Waves Stellar Cartography Survey Telescope Mountain Observatory




"Build the Mountain Observatory to research the farthest corners of the universe and solve the mysteries of the cosmos!"

Mountain Observatory is a Rocky Mountains Timed Quest in which the player has 168 hours to build and upgrade a total of 4 new fixed structures with assets leading to exclusive rewards. It was released as part of an update on January 12, 2017.[1]

"Astronomers and engineers have announced plans to build the largest observatory in the Rocky Mountains!"
"The residents are asking the mayor to: build an observatory"
"Build the Mountain Observatory and its infrastructure. Study the universe, get a new title and receive lots of gifts!"

Requirements


Mountain Observatory (Quest) Background


Tips

This timed quest requires 505 Megabucks sm (for assets, if purchased) and 1,418,380 Coin sm (for contracts, diagrams, buildings and foundation purchases) in total.

Stage 1 - High Mountains

Quest High Mountains
"High mountains are the best place for watching the stars. That's where you'll build the best observatory in Megapolis!"
"Go to the Rocky Mountains, the observatory engineers are waiting for you."

Visit Rocky Mountains 2 Go to the Rocky Mountains

Rewards:

Great! Time to start building the Mountain Observatory!
  • 300 Experience sm
  • 700 Coin sm

Stage 2 - Institute of Applied Astronomy

Quest Institute of Applied Astronomy
"The Institute of Applied Astronomy will gather the best experts in Megapolis under its roof and prepare a plan for the development of the Mountain Observatory."
"Start building the Institute of Applied Astronomy."

Institute of Applied Astronomy Construction Lay the Institute of Applied Astronomy Foundation
Costs: 70,000 Coin sm or 5 Megabucks sm
Gives: 200 Experience sm and 1,000 Population Limits cap increase

Rewards:

You're doing great, but there's lots more work to do!
  • 350 Experience sm
  • 1,200 Coin sm

Stage 3 - Information Processing Department

Quest Information Processing Department
"You will need an Information Processing Department and its powerful supercomputer to work with the data coming from the observatory."
"Build the Institute of Applied Astronomy and start building the Information Processing Department."

Institute of Applied Astronomy L1 Build the Institute of Applied Astronomy
Costs:
03 x Stone Blocks Asset Stone Blocks
02 x Tools Asset Tools
Gives: 300 Experience sm and 25,000 Population Limits cap increase upon completion and access to Observatory Complex Planning contract at the Institute of Applied Astronomy
Information Processing Department Construction Lay the Information Processing Department Foundation
Costs: 45,700 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm
Gives: 500 Experience sm and 7,000 Population Limits cap increase

Rewards:

Great! You get materials as a reward for your work. Use them wisely.

Stage 4 - Mountain Observatory

Quest Mountain Observatory (Step)
"You can start building the future observatory now that the infrastructure for it is complete."
"Build the Information Processing Department, agree on the final observatory project and start building it."

Mountain Observatory Construction Lay the Mountain Observatory Foundation
Costs: 72,300 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm
Gives: 200 Experience sm and 2,000 Population Limits cap increase
Information Processing Department L1 Build the Information Processing Department
Costs:
05 x Engineering Software Asset Engineering Software (from Stage 3 above)
05 x Steel Sheets Asset Steel Sheets
05 x Transformers Asset Transformers
Gives: 1,200 Experience sm and 21,000 Population Limits cap increase upon completion, then 820 Coin sm and 36 Experience sm every 4 hours and access to Supercomputer Power Test contract at the Institute of Applied Astronomy
Contract Observatory Complex Planning Accept the Observatory Complex Planning contract
Requires: Institute of Applied Astronomy
Costs: 150 Coin sm and 15 minutes
Gives: 650 Coin sm and 6 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

Good work! You get building materials as a reward. They're in your Storehouse!

Stage 5 - Telescope Assembly Facility

Quest Telescope Assembly Facility
"Your observatory will receive images that are 10 times clearer than the pictures taken by the Hubble Telescope. You will need a very powerful supercomputer to process these images."
"Build the Telescope Assembly Facility and continue building the Mountain Observatory. Don’t forget to test the power of the supercomputer in the Information Processing Department."

Telescope Assembly Facility Buy the Telescope Assembly Facility
Costs: 80,000 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm
Gives: 890 Experience sm and 12,000 Population Limits cap increase, then 520 Coin sm and 18 Experience sm every 5 hours and access to Survey Telescope Mirror Assembly contract at the Institute of Applied Astronomy
Contract Supercomputer Power Test Complete the Supercomputer Power Test contract
Requires: Information Processing Department
Costs: 400 Coin sm and 30 minutes
Gives: 1,700 Coin sm and 18 Experience sm upon completion
Mountain Observatory L1 Build the Mountain Observatory Frame
Costs:
10 x Aluminum Profile Asset Aluminum Profile (from Stage 4 above)
05 x Hard Hat Asset Hard Hat
10 x Rebar Asset Rebar
05 x Tools Asset Tools
Gives: 300 Experience sm and 5,000 Population Limits cap increase upon completion

Rewards:

The Mountain Observatory is almost done! You get a Building Certificate for 10 materials as a reward. Be sure to tell your friends!

Stage 6 - Mountain Observatory

Quest Mountain Observatory (Step 2)
"The assembly of the segmented mirror for your Observatory is a very precise process that can only be entrusted to professionals."
"Start building the Stellar Cartography Service, assemble the mirror for the main telescope and build the Mountain Observatory."

Stellar Cartography Service Construction Lay the Stellar Cartography Service Foundation
Costs: 61,200 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm
Gives: 800 Experience sm and 10,100 Population Limits cap increase
Contract Survey Telescope Mirror Assembly Accept the Survey Telescope Mirror Assembly contract
Requires: Telescope Assembly Facility
Costs: 830 Coin sm and 1 hour
Gives: 3,600 Coin sm and 36 Experience sm upon completion
Mountain Observatory L2 Build the Mountain Observatory
Costs:
10 x Insulation Asset Insulation
10 x Iron Beams Asset Iron Beams
05 x Mirrors Asset Mirrors
05 x Photoelectric Doors Asset Photoelectric Doors
10 x Sling Hooks Asset Sling Hooks
Gives: 600 Experience sm and 15,000 Population Limits cap increase upon completion and access to Sombrero Galaxy Research contract at the Institute of Applied Astronomy

Rewards:

Excellent, the Mountain Observatory has started to work, and it's all thanks to you!
  • 610 Experience sm
  • 3,500 Coin sm

Stage 7 - Researching Galaxies

Quest Researching Galaxies
"The Sombrero galaxy was discovered way back in 1781, but with your telescope, we can now study it in more detail!"
"Build the Federal Institute of Astronomy and study the Sombrero galaxy."

Institute of Applied Astronomy L2 Upgrade the Institute of Applied Astronomy to the Federal Institute of Applied Astronomy
Costs:
10 x Air Conditioning System Asset Air Conditioning System
05 x Engineering Software Asset Engineering Software
10 x Glass Asset Glass
10 x Plasma Panels Asset Plasma Panels
10 x Projector Asset Projector
15 x Satellite Antenna Asset Satellite Antenna
Gives: 500 Experience sm and 45,000 Population Limits cap increase upon completion and access to Laying Interferometer Communication Lines contract at the Institute of Applied Astronomy
Contract Sombrero Galaxy Research Complete the Sombrero Galaxy Research contract
Requires: Mountain Observatory
Costs: 2,900 Coin sm and 2 hours
Gives: 12,400 Coin sm and 120 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

You studied the Sombrero galaxy and re-organized the Institute of Applied Astronomy! You get materials as a reward.

Stage 8 - Radio Waves

Quest Radio Waves
"Astronomers use radio interferometers to study emissions from faraway stars. This helps to precisely calculate the coordinates and size of celestial objects."
"Build the Radio Interferometer antennae and start laying communication lines for them."

Mountain Observatory L3 Build the Mountain Observatory Radio Interferometer
Costs:
05 x Laser Level Asset Laser Level
15 x Perforator Asset Perforator
15 x Radar Antennas Asset Radar Antennas
15 x Safety Barriers Asset Safety Barriers
10 x Satellite Antenna Asset Satellite Antenna (5 from Stage 7 above)
15 x Sling Hooks Asset Sling Hooks
Gives: 800 Experience sm and 25,000 Population Limits cap increase upon completion and access to Establishing the Size of Deneb contract at the Institute of Applied Astronomy
Contract Laying Interferometer Communication Lines Accept the Laying Interferometer Communication Lines contract
Requires: Federal Institute of Astronomy
Costs: 7,200 Coin sm and 4 hours
Gives: 31,100 Coin sm and 300 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

Great, you've almost finished building the Mountain Observatory!
  • 790 Experience sm
  • 5,100 Coin sm

Stage 9 - Stellar Cartography

Quest Stellar Cartography
"The Stellar Cartography Service catalogs stars, gives them names and creates maps."
"Build the Stellar Cartography Service, find out the exact size of the star Deneb and open the Dark Energy Museum in Megapolis."

Stellar Cartography Service L1 Build the Stellar Cartography Service
Costs:
15 x Aluminum Profile Asset Aluminum Profile
15 x Bracket Asset Bracket
15 x Concrete Blocks Asset Concrete Blocks
10 x Engineering Software Asset Engineering Software
15 x Glass Asset Glass
15 x Insulation Asset Insulation
10 x Rebar Asset Rebar
Gives: 1,500 Experience sm and 29,100 Population Limits cap increase upon completion, then 3,200 Coin sm and 100 Experience sm every 12 hours and access to Cataloging the Stars of the Milky Way contract at the Institute of Applied Astronomy
Contract Establishing the Size of Deneb Complete the Establishing the Size of Deneb contract
Requires: Mountain Observatory: Radio Interferometer
Costs: 15,500 Coin sm and 8 hours
Gives: 67,400 Coin sm and 640 Experience sm upon completion
Dark Energy Museum Buy the Dark Energy Museum
Costs: 1,040,000 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm
Gives: 1,300 Experience sm and 16,400 Population Limits cap increase, then 1,400 Coin sm and 50 Experience sm every 9 hours

Rewards:

One final push! All the infrastructure for the Observatory has been built and your free gift of materials is already waiting for you in the Storehouse.

Stage 10 - Survey Telescope

Quest Survey Telescope
"The Survey Telescope has a camera with a 3.2 gigapixel resolution, so very precise pictures can be obtained from a large part of the sky."
"Build the Survey Telescope and start to catalog the stars of the Milky Way."

Mountain Observatory L4 Build the Mountain Observatory Survey Telescope
Costs:
15 x Anchor Bolts Asset Anchor Bolts
15 x Brackets Asset Brackets
10 x Channel Asset Channel
05 x First-Aid Kit Asset First-Aid Kit
10 x Measure and Control Systems Asset Measure and Control Systems (from Stage 9 above)
15 x Mirrors Asset Mirrors
15 x Self-Tapping Screw Asset Self-Tapping Screw
10 x Socket Asset Socket
15 x Steel Cables Asset Steel Cables
10 x Transformers Asset Transformers
10 x Ventilation System Asset Ventilation System
Gives: 1,000 Experience sm and 35,800 Population Limits cap increase upon completion, then 2,900 Coin sm and 96 Experience sm every 8 hours
Contract Cataloging the Stars of the Milky Way Begin the Cataloging the Stars of the Milky Way contract
Requires: Stellar Cartography Service
Costs: 22,200 Coin sm and 10 hours
Gives: 95,800 Coin sm and 960 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

Good job. You finished building the Mountain Observatory and you get a great reward – the Scientific Astronomy Center. Tell your friends!

Rewards

For completing Stage 10

  • Scientific Astronomy Center
Scientific Astronomy Center Scientific Astronomy Center
Requires:
  • 3x3 Plot
  • 40 Power smand 25 Water sm
Gives:
  • 4,400 Experience sm
  • 55,800 Population Limits cap increase
  • 6,000 Coin sm and 150 Experience sm every 13 hours
    Coins per Minute: 7.69 Coin sm
    XP per Minute: 0.19 Experience sm
  • Access to Searching for Dark Matter contract at the Institute of Applied Astronomy
  • Can be sold for 786,200 Coin sm
Achievement after building the Scientific Astronomy Center
Achievement Star Seeker "You built the Scientific Astronomy Center and earned the title of Star Seeker. Tell your friends!"
  • 30,000 Coin sm
  • 1,000 Experience sm
  • 3 Megabucks sm

Trivia

  • Social Quantum's internal name for this quest is "Горная обсерватория" which translates to "Mountain Observatory".
  • Social Quantum's ID for this quest is 10078026.

References

  1. SQ Forum: Update 01.12.2017


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