Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Climbing around GTC

Most days, I rather enjoy tour guiding.  And then there's the days that I love!

This morning was one of the great days.  I got to show a photographer around the Herschel, Gran Telescopio Canarias and the MAGIC.  Even better, I finally got to clamber around parts of GTC that I've wanted to get to ever since my first visit there three years ago.  For example, I got onto the Nasmyth platforms for a close look at the instruments, and onto the higher balcony.

Now the road to the Roque gets closed for road works from 9 am to 2:30 pm, so I had to leave home before 8 am and I didn't get back until about 5:30 pm, but I took my laptop and got some writing done before I started, and it was well worth it.  I'm a very happy bunny.

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