#1 By: pesco, November 12th, 2013 21:49
#2 By: edked, November 12th, 2013 22:14
Just imagine the anguished protests of the poor souls condemned to such an assignment:
"Please, sir, for the love of God, no! Not the base on... (shudder)... Maui! (sob)"
#3 By: newliminted, November 12th, 2013 22:19
Shit. There's nothing out there yet and we've already got it under surveillance.
#4 By: Jon Sowden, November 12th, 2013 22:28
Deep-Space Surveillance network, which tracks man-made objects orbiting the Earth.
So ... not really deep space at all, then. Maybe they meant Derp Space?
#5 By: technogeek, November 12th, 2013 23:31
Did I see a "guide star" adaptive-optics laser beam in there?
#6 By: Tennfan, November 13th, 2013 02:01
I did a trail ride down into the crater on Haleakala a few years ago, and much to my wife's chagrin, was just as interested in taking pictures of that site than of the trail ride itself. Apparently the site is also shared with some University of Hawaii-managed telescopes, and is occasionally open to the public. (though likely not the Air Force area.)
There are all kinds of really interesting/weird military installations on the islands, though. My favorite might be WWVH.
#7 By: Juan Rudametkin, November 13th, 2013 02:44
I seem to remember reading that this type of observatory is perfect for monitoring the sky for asteroids.
So if my memory on this matter is correct, surely they've discovered a bunch of 'em from the Maui installation, but there's no mention of it in the article.
#8 By: TheMadLibrarian, November 13th, 2013 03:22
Technogeekgain: Yes, yes you did
Niktemadur: Maui is where the PANSTARRS telescope system is, and they have been finding a lot of asteroids.
#9 By: Boundegar, November 13th, 2013 04:26
I was just thinking what a poor choice of names, for this decade.
#10 By: bryan, November 13th, 2013 08:38
I highly recommend visiting this site if you ever find yourself in Hawai‘i (oh, the horror!). Go up there in the wee hours of the morning, because seeing the sun “rise” from so high up that you can see the curvature of the earth is a singularly indescribable experience.
#11 By: Public Bizmail, November 13th, 2013 13:05
You mean all the green glowing, especially at 0:58? Yes, I believe so. The 'scope at 1:26 and 1:41 bears a strong resemblance to Keck, which uses adaptive optics.
But what are the purple flashes in the sky around 1:10?
#12 By: James Race, November 13th, 2013 13:20
We've been told there's nothing out there. Given Uncle's track record lately, I'm calling B.S.
#13 By: Tim, November 13th, 2013 13:37
I have it on good authority that government agencies are already listening in to every phone call placed from the International Space Station.
#14 By: pesco, November 17th, 2013 21:48
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