Las Campanas Observatory, Atacama Desert, Chile. Clouds make for crummy observing, but gorgeous skies.
LCO, Chile; looking S
LCO, Chile; looking SW
LCO; moon over Argentina (looking E)
Near Moab, UT, en route from Chicago to LA for ~3 yr stint at Carnegie.
La Palma, Canary Is, Spain. View from the Nordic Optical Telescope; observing great when *above* the clouds
More cloud sea from La Palma
The caldera @ La Palma…
The 60″ Telescope @ Mt Wilson Obs, near Pasadena, CA. #oldschool
Sunset @ LCO
More LCO; Giant Magellan Telescope (whose mirror will be 1/3rd the size of a football field!) will go on that flattened hill over there (S).
The twin, “regular” Magellan Telescopes with dramatic cloud backdrop. That’s Baade on the left and Clay on the right. Used ’em both. Love ’em both.
Zion National Park, UT. For a conference; September 2014
A friend we met on a little sojourn in Zion.
Definitely more impressive than the Jordan…
Near the Glen Canyon Damn in AZ. [Me and the boss took a roadtrip.]
Antelope Canyon (on Navajo land in AZ). Would’ve been better without the crummy iPhone camera and all the tourists, but still a pretty stunning place.
AZ has a multitude of terrains…
Obligatory Grand Canyon photo. She sure is grand though…
Our home — the beautiful Milky Way galaxy — above the twin 6.5m Magellan Telescopes. (There is another pair of “Magellans” in this picture; see if you can spot them.) Image credit: Yuri Beletsky (http://www.eso.org/public/images/?search=beletsky).