MagAO fans… we have arrived! It’s nice to be back here at LCO in Chile, where all the coffee is strong, all the viscachas are good-looking, and all the food is above average. Jared, Laird, and I left Tucson on Saturday and arrived here on Sunday, for an uneventful trip. Believe it or not, due to various issues with our respective houses in Tucson (involving construction, plumbing, and wildlife), we are all looking forward to some peace and quiet on the mountain even though this is such hard work!
But see, it is so beautiful and peaceful up here:
After dinner, Laird and Jared inspected the ASM and the NAS:
And I worked with Victor and Juan to vacuum-pump Clio:
And finally, I thought I’d share a couple older pictures with you. One is Jared giving a public talk a few weeks ago about MagAO and extrasolar planets, at a super fun event called “Space Draft” (https://www.as.arizona.edu/space-drafts-public-talk-series) at a local Tucson brewpub called Borderlands:
And the other picture is of the 3 concurrent Sagan Fellows at the University of Arizona, which we took last week at dinner with a friend visiting from out of town. My fellowship is just ending and Ian’s just started so this was the only time to get the overlap picture! We all study extrasolar planets and we hope you keep following the blog to hear more about what we are up to!
“Isn’t this fun?!?!” -Jared, happy to be back.
It’ll be 6 weeks until Jared and I see Tucson again, so here we go: