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A Winter Night at APO

28 Feb 2016, 16:58 UTC
A Winter Night at APO
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It’s almost March, and spring is in the air in much of the Northern Hemisphere, but here’s a beautiful Haiku written by SDSS Observer Patrick Gaulme as part of his SDSS 2.5m Observing Log for the night of Monday January 4th 2016 [Observed 1.5 h – Lost 9.9 for weather].
– A Winter night at APO –
No water in the faucets
Few photons in the bucket
Silent snow in the dead of night
A winter night at APO, Image Credit: Patrick Gaulme, SDSS.
We all agree this lovely poem really captures the essence of observing in a snowy night, and we also think it demonstrates the huge range of talent found amongst the dedicated crew of SDSS observers working at Apache Point Observatory.

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