Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Gathering

Our convention started Friday night at the Observatory here at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.  We did some observing through the Alvan Clark refractor in the dome, and then went outside where some students had set up some 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes for us to observe with. On Saturday morning we all came back to the observatory and I decided to look around in the daylight.  I saw these robotic-looking devices, lined up as if they were waiting for some kind of meeting to begin.  These concrete columns have metal telescope mounting plates on top, which are protected by the gray canvas.  They are not robots.  Whew!

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