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Here we go again…

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 … Continue reading

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Observing at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT)

What I’m meant to be observing I am meant to be observing for the Cosmology Legacy Survey (CLS) using the Submillimetre Common-User Bolometer Array (SCUBA). The CLS is a survey of high redshift galaxies at wavelengths of 450 and 850 microns. … Continue reading

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I have arrived at the astronomers residential facility at Hale Pohaku (~2,900m). This is where we sleep when we aren’t observing. There is also a cafeteria, TV room, games room etc. It’s the middle of the night in Hawaii, but … Continue reading

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Hawaii – the journey

For anyone who is interested, here is my itinerary for the next day or two. Thursday 30 Jan: 6am   Taxi arrives to take me to Heathrow. Probably followed by a long wait and leisurely breakfast after going through security. … Continue reading

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Catch Up

It’s hard to believe I’m nearly at the end of my 4th month of my PhD. All my good intentions to do a weekly blog post were in vain. I’ve just been so buy. Anyway, here is a quick catch … Continue reading

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The Beginning

I had my Master’s viva yesterday and am due to start my PhD next week. So this seems like a good moment to start a blog and share my experiences of studying for a PhD in astrophysics. I still have … Continue reading

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