The team spent the past two days in fieldwork with the marvelous staff of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey at Apache Point Telescope, observing the mapping of distant galaxies.
Throughout it all, embraced by chilling 40mph winds on a 10,000 elevation peak that overlooks the precipice: Ciudad Juarez femicide sites, the Air Force Base, and the White Sands MIssile Range, and the atomic bomb detonation's Trinity Site down below. I am learning a lot about the history of light.
More notes and reflections (!) and observations (!!) to follow, but for now some snapshots from our overnight galaxy gazing. For more photos, visit the apache point album at my site bumblemoth.