There will be road improvements taking place just below the summit, at approximately km 19.75. The road will be closed in that area each day from 9:15am-4:00pm. On Monday, Oct 5, and Friday, Oct. 9, the road will be opened as needed.
The Telescope Data Center announces the availability of a web based Exposure Time Calculator for Hectospec and the upcoming Binospec. It can be found here. New features include an option for the 1000 line grating on Binospec, as well as a better moonlight model. Questions or suggestions regarding the calculator can be sent to Michael Kurtz.