Friday, November 14, 2008

Aluminizing Update # 5

Today the mirror was washed and stripped of aluminum. Starting at 7 am PST on Saturday the crew will give the mirror a final alcohol wash and when they are ready they will lift the top to the vacuum chamber over the mirror tomorrow morning and start pumping down to vacuum.

There will be lots of photos to share here on the blog next week of both the aluminizing and of the amazing trip that I have had to the birthplace of the mirror - Corning, NY. Stay tuned.