Sunday, 26 December 2010

Whether the weather... fine
Or whether the weather be not
Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot
We'll weather the weather
Whatever the weather
Whether we like it or not.

And we like it not 'cos we're closed. Again. Remote observing at UKIRT is not going quite as planned. Not because anything technical is causing a problem, it's just been the summit weather has been dreadful for over a week now and we haven't been able to open the dome since the first few nights after the switchover from summit-based observing to remote operations from sea level. And there's more bad weather on the way. Sigh...

UKIRT's closed dome at sunset.

It's after sunset but still we're still closed, the humidity is too high to open.

Keck 2 isn't open either, but I'm cheating because this and the other pictures were taken a few days ago. Remote observing means no-one at the summit!


Arts web show said...

There is some terrific wordplay in this poem.
Nice pictures too.
Enjoyed this

Rose said...

AW closed for Christmas ;) Stunning photos of the sunset anyway!

Tom said...

AW - Arts web show, i.e., you, Rose? Not quite sure! Anyway, thanks for popping by and for the comments on the pictures, much appreciated! Hopefully the switch to remote observing doesn't mean I won't get back up there for some more sunset shots (and the occasional sunrise one which is an even better time to visit!).