Hello GPI fans! We are just wrapping up our cloudy, snowy May 2016 GPIES observing run. While the weather wasn’t the best, we accomplished what we could in between the clouds. We also enjoyed the fact that this was the first all-woman run that any of the 5 of us had ever been on. It was a celebration of women in astronomy!
Winter in Chile means snow in the high mountains to the East, as well as a chance of snow at the slightly lower telescope mountains. Here is a wintery view out my window on the plane ride in:
View out the airplane window from Santiago to La Serena
When we arrived at Gemini we were happy to see the cute little zorro that hangs out around the dorms:
Here is a cute little zorro that hangs out by the dorms. Great picture by Kate.
We got a tour of the telescope. It was the first time GPIES student Sarah Blunt had been to Chile, and the rest of us enjoy seeing Gemini again anyway.
Here we are dwarfed by the telescope. From left to right: Katie, Sarah, Jenny, Kim
Gaetano gave us a tour of the telescope. Here ...