Friday, November 14, 2014

Field trip

We could see some white spots on a mountaintop northwest from where we camped at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge.

"What's that?" asked Lou.

"The observatory at Kitt Peak. We'll pass the access road when we head west."

"Let's go there!"

So we did. We feel much smarter.

Kitt Peak has the largest collection of astronomical telescopes (optical and radio) in the world

A solar telescope. Half of its length is underground

Depending on where you measure, the summit is 6,800+ feet

A "smaller" 2.1 meter optical telescope. Yeah science, bitch!

Much smaller telescopes through which I saw sun spots and solar flares in real time

1 comment:

  1. Yes, observatories make me feel smarter, too. And smaller.