Friday, August 19, 2011

It's alive... alive!

Way back on June 3, a lightning strike knocked out a bunch of vital electronics at the University of Hawaii's 2.2-meter telescope on Mauna Kea.  After lots of work, the engineers and technicians finally got it back to normal operations this past Wednesday, and now word's gotten out to the media.

So, congrats to telescope manager Colin Aspin, engineer Bob Calder, technicians Mike and Scott, support scientist Mark Willman and operators John, Dave, Greg, Richard and Callie, on getting back on-sky!  I hope to do some observing in the near future. :)

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