1. Dave October 24, 2007 at 3:22 am #

    I hope your telescopes stay safe. We lost our Mt Stromlo scopes in our 2003 bush fires here in Canberra, Australia.

  2. Ed October 24, 2007 at 12:43 pm #

    It’s pretty sketchy here in SD. Palomar is the safest place to be up in that mountain though, there are plenty of fire breaks and water, but the fires are roaring up that hill. Another favorite place of mine, the Observer’s Inn, a bed and breakfast with 3 telescopes, is also in danger. Wish us luck out here.

  3. John M. October 25, 2007 at 1:03 pm #

    Yeah, really. That would be a tremendous loss.

  4. Rick October 25, 2007 at 5:28 pm #

    The Hale webcam is back online.

  5. Astrogeek October 26, 2007 at 3:06 am #

    The observatory was considered ‘fire safe’ enough for residents of the Mt. Palomar region to be instructed to shelter there. Fortunately it appears that the fire skirted the telescope grounds to the west, as it burned northward.

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