I’m busy getting ready for my next trip to Hawaii and realise that I haven’t posted on here since the last trip. Observing is like that, there’s lots of sitting around at the summit so you can catch up with all the things you don’t usually have time for. This trip I’m planning to attack my large pile of unread journal articles, write a few outreach presentations that I’ve been meaning to do for over 6 months and also write some catch up posts for this blog.
The latest trip starts on Tuesday, when I’ll be catching the 10.35 flight from Heathrow to San Francisco, there’s then a connection to Honolulu, where I’ll be staying overnight. Then on the morning of 22nd I fly over to Hilo, have my briefing at the Joint Astronomy Centre and drive up to Hale Pohaku, the astronomer residential centre, where we eat and sleep. So watch this space for updates on my first year as a PhD student and my latest observing trip