Another brief update today as the main goal was traveling from France back to Switzerland ahead of our flight to Morocco tomorrow. Our drive through was smooth and we pulled off in a little French ski town for lunch and to sneak in a quick hike. A few pictures from the day are below. Past … More EGTN Trip Day 6 – Travel Back to Switzerland
Not too much for an update today. Max and I slept in a little this morning after staying up later last night to complete work on the telescopes. Following breakfast, we began to pack up in preparation for heading back to Switzerland tomorrow. A big moment in the morning is when our final package arrived. … More EGTN Trip Day 5 – Wrapping up at OBP
Happy Sunday everyone! Today was another productive day for us here at OBP. Following breakfast and some computer work, we organized the pier placement with the site host. With everything settled on location, the host took to completing the necessary drilling for the updated pier placement. Here is an image of the final result: Previously, … More EGTN Trip Day 4 – OBP First Light
We may or may not have had a little accident today… Don’t worry Holly, the telescope is fine (-: That is just us throwing the box down the side of the hill after we took the new telescope down to the shed. I don’t think there is a better way to transport the trash from … More EGTN Trip Day 3 – Battling Clouds
Day 2 is in the books. Today started with an early morning grabbing breakfast and hitting the road to OBP. The drive from Geneva into France took us approximately 4 hours, plus a stop for lunch in the last town before the observatory. As I have told a few of you, our observatory in France … More EGTN Trip Day 2 – Resurrecting OBP
Well I’m writing this post and you are reading it, so Max and I clearly made it safely following the first leg of our journey. We are currently sitting outside of the train station in Geneva, Switzerland grabbing a coffee as we do our best to stay awake in order to acclimate to the time … More EGTN Trip Day 1 – And We’re Off!
He’s kind of a mad scientist in the best of ways. He’s a founder and CTO here at Exo and for a while he even took on the role of facilities manager. By facilities manager I mean that Mike took on the task of acquiring staplers, chairs, etc. Dr. Mike Bantel is a sort of … More Meet Mike Bantel
He knows three things well: Physics, Mexican food, and Kelly Clarkson’s music. Oh, and he’s kind of a big deal. Last week I was able to schedule an interview with the ever-so-busy CEO Dr. Douglas L. Hendrix. I would like to note that not only was it extremely difficult to get in contact with him, … More Meet Douglas Hendrix