Category Archives: Astronomy

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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Arrival

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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