Thursday, April 9, 2009

Day 15, 4/9/09

Today was wicked windy once again -- constant 30mph winds with gusts up to 45-50mph.

The cryostat is still cooling. It looks like we might be able to fill helium late tomorrow. I spent most of today in various meetings. Jeff got his electronics crate mounted to its home at the front of the cryostat mounting structure. Joy and Daniel worked on indexing our attitude control sensors after having mounted them all to the gondola.

The big news today was dinner. Since Shaul is leaving until after classes finish, we decided to have a dinner at our house, and we did it RIGHT. I made ribs; Jeff made stuffed peppers, Milligan made cornbread, Michele made sauce to go with pasta, and Britt made both hors d'oeuvres and dessert. After enjoying all of the food and a spirited debate on religion vs. atheism and the nature of scientific thought (which I checked out of pretty early on after making some fairly inflammatory remarks). Afterwards, we played Mafia, and good times were had by all.
Unfortunately, since I was basically in meetings all day, I didn't take any pictures from the high bay. I took a few after we came home, but it's a pretty meager gallery today. Sorry -- I'll try to do better tomorrow.

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