Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Arrived at the telescope

After 24 hours of travel, I have arrived at the Las Campanas Observatory in the mountains north of La Serena, Chile (actually about halfway between La Serena and CopiapĆ³ on this map, just north of Santiago).

I am glad that I have a night of rest tonight, because the weather is quite bad. The temperature (at 5pm local time) is 25 degrees F (-4 C), and thick clouds are slowly drifting just overhead. Over the past few nights they've had some ice here, and a thick layer of ice is on most of the plants. We'll have to see what things are like tomorrow!

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