What a busy few days for us here! Last time we talked, Max and I had just arrived at QTO and we were getting settled in the new spot before jumping in to work the next day. After arriving on site the next morning, we started cranking away at the work and realized that we … More EGTN South Africa Update 6 – Back in Civilization
Max and I are safely at QTO after our 10+ hour road trip from BTO, through Cape Town and up to QTO. Our drive was literally a tale of two stories. We’ll go bad news first. Well it isn’t really that bad of news, as it could have been much, much worse. We left a … More EGTN South Africa Trip Update 5 – Road Trip!
Check one off the list! BTO is now up and running as a fully operational EGTN site. We have collected data the past few nights, but unable to get a full night in due to cloud/humidity spiking around midnight. Here is how we have adjusted the “skyline” in the area: The little white building in … More EGTN South Africa Update 4 – Off to QTO!
Spoiler alert with the title, but Max and I were able to get everything together in time last night to focus up the telescopes! As it usually turns into, it was a mad dash at the end to pull it together in time but any extra time we have to calibrate the scopes is well … More EGTN South Africa Trip Day 4 – First Light!
Well day 2 and 3 have both flown by and I find myself here on the 4th morning asking where the time has gone! I filled everyone in a little on the all hands call yesterday (err, that was two days ago now) but we are making great progress out here. At this point we … More EGTN South Africa Day 2 and 3 – Scopes are here!
Hello from South Africa! After a trek of a trip getting over here we are safely at our new site a few hours outside of Cape Town. Max and I left LAX on a 13:00 PDT flight on Saturday May 13 (sorry mom!) and arrived in Cape Town at 10:00 SAST Monday May 15. In … More EGTN South Africa Day 1 – 50 hours later
Well, we’ve finally made it. When we are in the middle of all the work the time seems to fly by, but now that we have successfully completed all of our work on the trip I realize how long we have really been out on this trip. Tonight we finalized the focus for the telescopes … More EGTN Hawai’i Trip – Putting a Bow On It