|That's me and Jessica Donaldson at the controls of the du Pont|
telescope. Jessica was in training so she could take over the
next few nights.
|An old photographic plate stored|
in the lounge area of the du Pont.
|Sergio shows off the light table which|
illuminates the old photographic plates.
And one last important note for tonight. It was EMPANADA night! Every Sunday at the observatory, astronomers are graced with the awesomeness of the Las Campanas empanada (that is what I will call it from now on). I think Anthony Bourdain should return to Chile and get a taste of these. They are fantastic. I would try to schedule all my observing runs to fall on a Sunday if I could just so I could make sure I got my fix of this tasty treat. I'm headed down the mountain tomorrow to visit with my old officemate David Rodriguez and I've got a spare empanada for the road.