Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Life On Kitt Peak

Part of my job is escorting film crews on Kitt Peak. Last summer, I spent a couple of days with a crew doing a series called Unsung. Unsung looks at people behind the scenes who may not get all the glory but are vital to making things run smoothly.

They profiled Mike Hawes, facilities manager at Kitt Peak. The video is done and posted online so I thought I would share it with you. I think they did a nice job capturing what it takes to keep the mountain running. They were lucky since the secondary mirror of the 2.1 meter telescope was being recoated which gave them lots of good footage to shoot.


OrbsCorbs said...

Very nicely done. I didn't know you guys have 20 telescopes up there. The video gives you a feel for the place. It's bigger than I thought.

kkdither said...

Very cool. I had no idea there were so many telescopes up there. Beautiful!

OKIE said...

I'm late to the game. That was interesting. Thanks for posting this Hale Boop.