Hey, if you've been paying attention you know that 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy. Why not celebrate by fusing of Palomar astronomers with Italian fashion? After all Galileo was both an astronomer and Italian.
Amica magazine decided to do just that by sending photographer Mark Power to Palomar last fall. Mark did a grea jpb capturing Palomar and some of its people in ways that would never have occurred to me. His pictures and an article were published in their February, 2009 issue. Thankfully, I recieved permission to post the article here. How is your Italian? You can find a pdf of the article here. Some of Mark's great photos of the staff and some of the astronomers here are in it.
One of his shots of me is in the pdf and another isn't. The second one, shown below, instead appeared in the table of contents.
Guess which one I like better?