Transvulcania runners visit the Observatory

Me and Transvulcania runners outside GTC., Roque de Los Muchachos, La Palma
Me and Transvulcania runners outside GTC. Can anyone help me identify people?

Today 11 of the Transvulcania runners visited the observatory, together with about 20 journalists. Lucky me, I got the job of being their guide. So I showed them around GTC and the MAGIC. It felt a bit odd, because the runners were interested in the telescopes, but the photographers were largely interested in the runners. Well, it’s their job, obviously: they weren’t there for me or the telescopes. But at the end, I got applause, bless them.

Me and Transvulcania runners reflected in the huge MAGIC II mirror.
Me and Transvulcania runners reflected in the huge MAGIC II mirror.

And the runners very kindly signed a copy of my book.

A copy of 'A Brethtaking Window onthe Universe' signed by Transvulcania runners.
A copy of my book, ‘A Brethtaking Window onthe Universe’ signed by Transvulcania runners.

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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  1. Must have been weird to have not only a tour group, but a bigger group of people watching your group than were watching you.

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