Anyway, a fellow welsh person visited the observatory today.
(pinched from Amanda Bauer's blog)Prime Minister Julia Gillard was born in Barry, not far from where my brother lives. But just behind her in this picture is the AAO Director's Cottage, a place where I have slept a few times after very long nights observing with the scary 2dF instrument, and instrument whose robot tried to attack me more than the one in Saturn 3.
But the picture that hurt is this one
More importantly. in the top right, the fire is still burning, and many people have lost their homes. While we should be pleased the telescopes have survived, we should feel for the people who now have to pick up the pieces.
In closing, on the left-hand side of the picture is the Wedding Cake, one of my fav walks at the telescopes. I am looking forward to going back and doing it again.