Sunday photos

Ventilation tunnel under Gran Telescopio Canarias
Ventilation tunnel under Gran Telescopio Canarias

I’ve had a very busy few days.

I’ve now finished my course and renewed my starlight guide qualification.

I’ve been the guide for 3 cruise ship excursions and three film crews. Well, one lot was scouting for locations to use in an upcoming film, and for the first time I saw the ventilation tunnels under GTC. They’re wonderfully atmospheric, and I think I might write a murder down there one day.

I also worked at the Apagon – the annual celebration of La Palma’s starry sky. I took my telescope to Tedoque cave and showed people the moon the Orion nebula and the Pleiedies.

And on the way down from the observatory on Sunday I took some photos of bees on Echium wildipretti

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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