Author Archives: TJ Rodigas

2017A Day 18: Scary Spider

When you’re on an observing run, the word “spider” comes up fairly often–usually people are talking about the support structures of the secondary mirror. Tonight, “spider” had a different meaning because THERE WAS A HUGE FREAKING SPIDER IN THE BUILDING. … Continue reading

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2015B Day 15: Back to clouds

We had a solid run of 2 nights with good weather and incredible seeing. Sadly, that run is over. Tonight the clouds came rolling in around midnight and didn’t let up. Before they came in, the wind picked up and … Continue reading

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2015A Day 31: All by myself no more

Hello everyone, this is the last night of my run, so it seemed appropriate to do the blog tonight. I’ve been here for the past 6 nights. As you might have noticed, the weather (clouds, wind) has not been favorable … Continue reading

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