Palomar Observatory: Day 4 – Them’s the Breaks: http://t.co/oFkQN6q4 #fb
When observing at Palomar Observatory, observers stay in a placed called ‘The Monestary,’ which is a little house about a 7 min walk from the ‘scope. It got this name because anyone entering the Monestary during the day must be very quiet! Observers return from the telescope after sunrise and go straight to bed, they
Palomar Observatory: Day 3 – of clouds and quasars: http://t.co/1Ttcb2j1 #fb
Our observing program runs on the nights of 14-15 November 2012; our proposal information can be found here. Paola and I spent the last two nights acclimatizing to the night-time schedule, watching the telescope/instrument in action, and working on our own observing program. Heading over to the telescope in the afternoon, though, was foreboding….clouds….many of them.