It took a week, but I think I am finally over my "telescope lag" (or "astral temporal disruption fatigue," as a friend suggested) and back on a pretty normal day schedule. These long nights are very difficult to work through. But I did get some fabulous images at the telescope, leaving me with lots of work to do for the coming months!
Now I must get ready for our January national astronomy conference, the winter meeting of the American Astronomical Society. Over a thousand astronomers from across North America (and some from the rest of the world) will be converging on Washington, D.C. for a grand meeting. I will be giving a short talk myself on my research. I only have five minutes to talk, so I have to boil down months of work into just a few paragraphs. I also hope to have a job interview or two there!