Monday, November 5, 2007

mauna kea thru the fog

not much to report from mauna kea.... because i'm not on the summit :( i'm stuck at hale pohaku, where visiting astronomers sleep and eat. it thunder stormed most of the day and snowed a little at the summit. when there's snow on the telescope dome, there is NO chance of opening, because snow could possibly fall down thru the slit and onto the telescope.... no good at all. so i'm sitting at 9,000ft, working and trying to stay awake until reasonably early in the morning!

unfortunately, the sky is covered with clouds so i will not be able to see any of the morning planets. hopefully this storm will pass by tomorrow night or at least tuesday night so i can see the big telescope in action!!

the clouds provided quite an eerie drive up the mountain yesterday...

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