Friday, November 14th, Gemini offices, La Serena

This might be the last post for about a week, unless I can get the wifi access I need up at the summit. I leave for the actual observatory on Monday, November 17 and stay up there until the following Friday, November 21. I look forward to seeing all the engineering, the astronomer observers and the actual landscape up there on Cerro Pachon (Pachon mountain). Recently stones bearing very ancient tribal markings have come to light — located quite close to the dormitory accommodations and those also sound fascinating — the Incas were led here by the stars four hundred years ago when they established their empire in the Andes and now the stars have brought astronomers and engineers and other scientists to these same mountains.

I continue with photos, drawings, paintings and other explorations in the studio. Deputy Director, Nancy Levenson is coming by for a creative break workshop at noon — cyanotype print making.

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