Thursday, 12 August 2010
The final night
This seems so strange and it's come so quickly, but this is my final officially scheduled full night at the summit of Mauna Kea due to our upcoming switch to remote observing. I'm up again a few times during the rest of this year but all of them are support runs where I'm only at the summit for a few hours in the evening.
What an evening as well! Howling winds, below freezing temperatures and dreadful seeing. Oh well, I can't ask for everything I guess. It's going to feel a little sad at the end of the night when we leave for HP although my gut feeling is that I'm going to spending plenty of nights up here in the future. I hope so!