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Venus Transit Retro-Blog: Transit Day, Part 3

The 13 observatories on Mauna Kea are scattered at different locations around the upper mountain.  Optical and infrared observatories are on the high ridges. Just below the optical/IR telescopes is an area known informally as “Submillimeter Valley.”  The observatories here … Continue reading

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Venus Transit Retro-Blog: Transit Day Minus 1

2012 June 04. The Sky and Telescope Transit of Venus group had converged at Waikoloa Beach. The reception the night before had been a lot more enjoyable than I’d have imagined: good food, good conversation, and dark, lovely skies. This … Continue reading

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Transit Morning

Here’s a very quick note. The morning on the Kona side of the Big Island is looking quite pleasant – windy but clear. As of the 3:00 am report, the Mauna Kea summit access road is open. Which is to … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Night Before Transit…

…and all through the resort, a whole bunch of amateur astronomers wondered what would happen in the morning. There’s a low pressure system wrapping around the Big Island, and the Sun’s been playing hide ‘n’ seek with clouds for the … Continue reading

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