Monday, February 22, 2010

Mauna Kea Observatories



The second part of our tour on Feb. 18th involved taking a drive to the Mauna Kea observatories. Check out this link:

We didn't get to go inside to see any of the telescopes, but the view outside was amazing. I took three shorts videos that show the surrounding area. Remember, I had a bad cold during the trip, so my voice sounds a little off in the first video!


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This one shows the telescope turning to get lined up for the next viewing.

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Overall, we had a blast traveling to the top of Mauna Kea. The BLADT Team was exhausted from the day's adventures, but at least we had a day before to recover from jet lag and got some sleep before our tours. The students from Japan were not as lucky:

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