Friday, July 11, 2008

Friday's Odds & Ends

Here's a reminder that I'll be speaking at the Southern California Astronomy Exposition (SCAE) Seminar Symposium at 11:00 am on Saturday July 12 at Oceanside Photo & Telescope.

In other news, Caltech Today is reporting that Caltech Astronomer and former Palomar Observatory Director Richard Ellis has been invested as a Commander of the British Empire. Our congratulations go out to him.

Finally, here are two photos for your Friday.

I am calling this one Waiting for Darkness. The calibrations are done, but the Sun has not yet down. The Hale Telescope quietly waits for its nightly mission to begin again.

Sunset over the dome of the 24-inch telescope as seen from the Hale Telescope's catwalk.

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