the only kind of dishes I like to do…..

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this from a trip to the VLA a couple of weeks ago…

I don’t know what it is about this place exactly that makes me just want to just sit and watch them do their thing, which to the untrained eye looks a lot like nothing!

They are so calm, and peaceful.  They sit almost motionless out in the Plains of Saint Augustin.

that tree that everyone keeps asking about

Yep, there’s a tree next to the observatory.

And yes it stays!  We selected this spot for the observatory next to the tree because the sky glow from Albuquerque is in that direction and the tree shields it from some of that obnoxious light.   It also shades the dome in the afternoon so cool down time is faster.