- The quest will start when you find the Dwemer Schematics in Karagas' Tower during the Excavation of the Ruins of Rkund.
- Show the Dwemer Schematics to Madras.
- Return to Madras at the Planetarium.
Show the Dwemer Schematics to Madras
Collect the items on Madras' first list
Read the note in your inventory to see what he requires.
- 75 Quarried Stone
- 40 Dwarven Metal Ingots (the journal says "Dwemer" Metal Ingots, but it is actually Dwarven Metal Ingots that is needed)
- 25 Sawn Logs (not actually in inventory)
- 5 Iron Fittings
Collect the items and return to Madras.
Help Madras build the Planetarium
Go to the Planetarium (you can now teleport there with the Curator's Guide) and interact with the workbench to start constructing the device.
The following devices are needed:
Return to Madras at the Planetarium
When entering the Planetarium Madras will explain how it works and give you a Planetary Cube. Wait for him to walk up to the control panel, otherwise he won't mention the quest. In SSE the quest marker might point to a hidden door beneath the floor. Simply take the elevator up to approach Madras (let him explain it without interacting with him), the hidden door is just for Madras to get up.
- The amount of required materials used to be much higher before V19 and after every step the player had to return to Madras, this has been changed since V19.
- The dome from the Sky Cube shows the actual sky and will change with weather adjustments like Clear Skies.
- If you have Skyrim Immersive Creatures or Dwemer Spectres installed, an easy way to get Dwemer Gears is to travel to Reachwind Eyrie. The level 20 dwemer spectre boss there named Mthancel Fareyes will have 315 dwemer gears on him, as well as the artifact Clutterbane which is displayable in Skyrim Classic. You can smelt any excess into ingots or craft dwarven fragments for archaeology if you have the perk.
|A Path to the Heavens (DBM_Planetarium)|
|0||I have found curious Dwemer schematics in Karagas' Tower. I should show these to Madras and see what he makes of them.
Objective: Show Madras the schematics.
|5||Madras is too occupied with the transmutation machine at Karagas' Tower in Rkund to look into the schematics I found. He told me to bring them to him once we are back at the Guildhouse.
Objective: Show Madras the schematics after the excavation.
|10||Madras has given me a list of items to collect for building the Planetarium. He needs 75 Quarried Stone, 40 Dwemer Metal Ingots, 25 Sawn Logs and 5 Iron Fittings. Once I have them all I should deliver them to him at the Guildhouse or museum.
Objective: Gather 75 Quarried Stone for Madras (0/75) Objective: Gather 40 Dwemer Metal Ingots for Madras (0/40) Objective: Gather 25 Sawn Logs for Madras (0/25) Objective: Gather 5 Iron Fittings for Madras (0/5)
|11||[Technical Stage - Checks if quest can progress when one or more totals are met]|
|15||Madras has given me a list of items to collect for building the Planetarium. He needs 75 Quarried Stone, 40 Dwemer Metal Ingots, 25 Sawn Logs and 5 Iron Fittings. I have all the materials now, I should deliver them to him at the Guildhouse or museum.
Objective: Deliver the building supplies to Madras.
|20||I delivered the building supplies to Madras and should give him a few days to get started on the project.
Objective: Give Madras a few days to get the project started.
[Technical Stage - Registers for 24 hour update, on first update enables exterior planetarium with locked door, on second update enables door and fires next stage. Will only return if Madras is not on an expedition]
|25||I should check in with Madras to see how the Planetarium project is going.
Objective: Return to Madras in the Planetarium
|30||Madras has made some headway on the Planetarium. He's now asked for my help in continuing the build. I should gather the materials and see what I can make at the workbench.
Objective: Help Madras build the Planetarium.
|35||After a lot of hard work, we're nearly done with the Planetarium. I should check in with Madras to see what needs to be done next.
Objective: Speak to Madras.
|40||Madras says I've helped as much as I can and now he needs a couple of days to finish everything up. I'll be glad to get some fresh air, he's been in there so long it's starting to smell a little.
Objective: Gives Madras 2 days to finish the Planetarium.
[Technical Stage - Registers for 24 hour update, on first update disables some of the clutter in the room, on second update completes the array assembly. Will only return if Madras isn't on expedition]
|41||[Technical Stage - Called after first 24 hour update]|
|45||I should check back at the Planetarium when I get a chance to see if Madras has finished building it.
Objective: Check with Madras to see if the Planetarium is finished.
|46||[Technical Stage - Add Star Map Cube to Madras and triggers ending scene when approaching Madras]|
|50||Madras and I have finished building the Planetarium. He has shown me an impressive projection of Nirn and it's moons, using a Dwemer Cube. He also said there are probably other cubes that will give different results when used here. I should keep an eye out.
|100||[Technical Stage - Can be called to skip entire quest and enable all relevant objects]|