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Scott in China at the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST).

March 02, 2017

An Inside Tour of the World's Largest Radio Telescope! On my recent tour to China, we had the privilege of being invited inside the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST). This project managed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences will allow astronomers to observe to the early beginnings of the universe. FAST needs to employ around 300 astronomers to work at the observatory, and currently there is a shortage, which poses some challenges to get this instrument up to full performance capacity. It was a fascinating tour and we hope that you will someday visit the site, once the visitor's platform becomes available. Learn more about FAST: http://fast.bao.ac.cn/en/ Continue Reading →

Winter Star Party 2017

February 27, 2017

It all started on Thursday, Feb 16. Our warehouse and QC guys loaded up the tiny trailer (not the 1968 Airstream as we'd hoped) with our necessary star party equipment and support gear. Scott and I loaded our stuff and we began our trek toward the Florida Keys. It took us some 28 hours of drive time and 3 overnights on the way.  We arrived on Sunday, Feb 19 around 2pm and checked in to our hotel on Marathon Key. Shortly after, we made our way to Camp Wesumkee on West Summerland Key to join the other vendors and star party staff to set up in anticipation of the 33rd Winter Star party crowd.  Nothing much happens on setup day except the... Continue Reading →

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