In Florence for Pre-Ship Review

Laird, Jared, and Katie (new postdoc) arrived yesterday for prep work and then for the Pre-Ship Review that will happen on the 23rd-24th Feb.  Katie is getting up to speed on MagAO while Laird and Jared verify that the system still performs as it did last Nov/Dec.  It’s chilly in Florence and we are running tests such as starting up the system, homing the motors, etc.  We are also setting up the Chem. Lab. as the “Control Room” via ethernet link (and radio for voice) in order to be able to demonstrate remote ops. during the review.  We warmed up the bench and got the system up and running, and will close the loop tomorrow.