Sunday, April 4, 2010

Douse those lights, you ape!

Today we put the high tech coverings over our windows to prevent light pollution for the upcoming optical data gathering season here at Pole. By "high tech", I mean cardboard-yeah, "spared no expense", to quote John Hammond in Jurassic Park. I've got the two cameras from the University of Nagoya, Japan that will be getting turned on in the coming weeks, and I really hope everything works well with them-one being brand new.

I saw my first star(s) in the sky since last October a few days ago, which was nice. Yes, I realize the sun is a star, but you catch my drift. I have a really nice memory of returning to New Zealand after my first summer down here and seeing a star peek out from between some rainclouds as I walked through the alleyways of the Arts Center to go watch some Spanish dancing at a festival being held that night. Good times...seems like a million years ago.
“The snows that are older than history, the woods where the weird shadows slant: The stillness, the moonlight, the mystery I’ve bade ’em good-by---but I can’t.”
~Robert Service


Desert Tortise said...


My kiddos have something to send you, but we don't have your last name. Is it possible to send it to my e-mail? Will you get the first burst of mail in October before you leave? We could scan and attach, but the hard copy is cool too.

EthanG said...

OK, check your junk mail folder.

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