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Night seems not to have slowed the fire. Surreal and mesmerizing.
Nature gives us paradoxes, such as this terrible beauty.
One of the #flagstafffire sky cranes just lumbered directly over my observatory.
Ridge on flank of Peaks exploding in fire, clearly visible even from this distance.
Fire creating an enormous pyrocumulus.Leaping flames periodically visible.
Another fire looms. Note slurry bomber above plume.Thinking of evacuees.
Another view from the Mars Hill overlook.
Lots of people watching fire from Mars Hill as slurry bombers make their runs.
Unnerving sight from my Observatory now. TY & best wishes to firefighters ground & air.
DCT engineers Alex (top) & Ryan test primary mirror cell. It's now at telescope site.
We installed the DCT's 35,000 lb pedestal today. It fit its anchor bolts perfectly.
TY all for RT's. We're dug out & ready to go for Wed 12/9. #FLG is lovely in winter - as in any season!
The scene on Mars Hill today.
Princess Leia (one of our postdoctoral researchers) & friend attended my staff Halloween potluck today.
On Weds., #FLG artist George Averbeck presented my Observatory w/ this beautiful piece.
...and as of last week, the giant DCT dome shutters are operational!
Discovery Channel Telescope progress: dome nearly completed...
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