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Lack of sleep but totally worth it

I arrived in Tucson, Arizona at the end of May to find an unbearable heat. I went outside for a couple of hours and found that my shoulders had blistered up from severe sunburn. So I decided to spend the rest of my time indoors with AC until the time came to go up to […]

LBT, SMT, and MOAR [+ PICTUZ]

LBT, SMT, and MOAR

These past few days have been super intense. Like crazy long hours intense. Friday, we were up at 8 AM after a long night of observing and drove down to Tucson for our tour of the mirror lab where Steph would join us.

Seriously, the mirror lab is […]

Long Day Ahead… [+ PICTUZ]

Today is going to be one of the LONGEST DAYS HERE. Seriously. I was at the Radio Telescope until 5 am…but I got to watch the sun rise….ish…

Yes, I know it’s blurry…but DGAF. IT’S SUNRISE OVER THE MCMATH-PIERCE SOLAR TELESCOPE.

In general though, I’m hangin’ […]

Late Night Observing at the Radio Telescope [+ PICTUZ]

I probably should be wide awake right now, but I’m so not and I’m really kind of wishing that I could take a nap before the end of the night…(we have observing scheduled here until 8 am…) so I figure I’ll make a quick blog post seeing as I doubt I’ll be able to make […]

Kitt Peak Spectroscopy, Solar Telescope, and Radio Telescope!!! [+ PICTUZ]

While yesterday’s post was only half of the day, the rest of the day was spent hanging out at the 4m telescope, 12m radio telescope, and the solar telescope. Oh, and playing with discharge lamps and using diffraction glasses. Way too much fun.

We were working with beginning spectroscopy and trying take a cardboard box […]

Up to Kitt Peak!!! [+ PICTUZ]

This week is the Advanced Teen Astronomy Camp and GOODNESS GRACIOUS are these kids smart. Staff had to be up and meet at the motorpool at 8:30 am (ICKEARLY!!!) to be ready to pick up the campers at the airport. Airport pickup was relatively easy. We had a few unaccompanied minors who had to be […]