MagAO-eXtreme Posts

  • MagAO-X 2020A Stay at Home Day 9: Space + Beer + Zoom + Couch

    2020-04-10

    Logan Pearce

    MagAO-X 2020A Stay at Home Day 9: Space + Beer + Zoom + Couch
    Hello again! Seems like my first blog post was way more than 9 days ago, but that’s the way of things now. March was a hell of a year and April is shaping up much the same. Most days start with a thought like “Wait, is it Tuesday?”. But as I ...
  • MagAO-X 2020A Stay at Home Day 8: Views of the Apocalypse (from the Netherlands)

    2020-04-09

    Kelsey Miller

    MagAO-X 2020A Stay at Home Day 8: Views of the Apocalypse (from the Netherlands)
    “Move to Europe!”, they said. “It’ll be an adventure!”, they said. “Think of all the places you can travel to!” (I know you’re not supposed to end with a preposition, but whatever. It’s the end of the world and all that.) But now, the world has shut down, the city outside ...
  • MagAO-X 2020A Stay At Home Day 7: Poopie Suits & An Ancient Mystery

    2020-04-09

    Jared Males

    MagAO-X 2020A Stay At Home Day 7: Poopie Suits & An Ancient Mystery
    I was actually aghast that Logan’s post last week was the very first appearance of the Poopie Suit on this fine blog. After nearly 8 years and more than 560 blog posts, it’s utterly ridiculous that a surface sailor posted the first poopie suit pic. She probably wasn’t even wearing tennis shoes. So let’s ...
  • MagAO-X 2020A Stay at Home Day 6: Reconnecting with the Past

    2020-04-07

    Alex Rodack

    MagAO-X 2020A Stay at Home Day 6: Reconnecting with the Past
    Hello to all the wonderful blog readers out there. Although I am a long time member of the team, y’all don’t know me yet as this is my first post to the XWCL blog. So who am I? That’s a good question that I am still trying to figure out. But anyway…I (think I) am ...
  • MagAO-X 2020A Stay at Home Day 5: Trials with Dalgona Coffee

    2020-04-06

    Jhen Lumbres

    MagAO-X 2020A Stay at Home Day 5: Trials with Dalgona Coffee
    Welcome, dear reader, to day 5 of XWCL’s quarantine journal entries (alternatively, your Monday distraction). We’ve had great entries so far showcasing hobbies and activities of the various XWCL members. To keep in theme, this post will cover a few of the things that I enjoy and how it’s been helping me through quarantine. COOKINGAnyone, graduate ...
  • MagAO-X 2020A Stay At Home Day 4: The Joy of Painting with Blog Ross

    2020-04-05

    Lauren Schatz

    MagAO-X 2020A Stay At Home Day 4: The Joy of Painting with Blog Ross
    Hello, and thanks for joining me. Today marks the end of week three of self-isolation and quarantine for a lot of us here in Tucson. Based on what I have been seeing on social media and my own personal experience, a lot of us are starting to get a bit stir crazy from staying at ...
  • MagAO-X 2020A Stay At Home Day 3: Lonely Walls, I’ll Keep You Company

    2020-04-04

    Kyle Van Gorkom

    MagAO-X 2020A Stay At Home Day 3: Lonely Walls, I’ll Keep You Company
    It’s the first Saturday since the stay-at-home orders were announced, and I’m unwinding this weekend by, well, staying at home. Unlike most of the MagAO-X team, I’m sheltering not in Tucson but instead in my occasional residence in a corner of DC (where stay-at-home orders went into effect just a few hours after AZ). Fortunately, ...
  • MagAO-X 2020A Stay At Home Day 2: The city looks pretty when you’ve been indoors

    2020-04-03

    Joseph Long

    MagAO-X 2020A Stay At Home Day 2: The city looks pretty when you've been indoors
    Greetings from the home office! I’ve always been a fan of using my laptop to run my computations on other computers in the lab or data center, so you’d think this MagAO-X Stay At Home run would be mean standard operations for me. Unfortunately, while I’m rarely at my desk in my office, I’m ...
  • MagAO-X 2020A Stay At Home Day 1: New life for MagAO-X, Earth and Space.

    2020-04-02

    Sebastiaan Haffert

    MagAO-X 2020A Stay At Home Day 1: New life for MagAO-X, Earth and Space.
    Let’s continue in the spirit of the blog post of yesterday with the introduction of another new member of the MagAO-X team. Last fall I finished my PhD at Leiden University in the Netherlands and I was lucky enough to get a fellowship to work at the University of Arizona. Now I do have to ...
  • MagAO-X 2020A Stay At Home Day 0: New office who dis? + reflections on a Star Trek theme

    2020-04-01

    Logan Pearce

    MagAO-X 2020A Stay At Home Day 0: New office who dis? + reflections on a Star Trek theme
    Greetings blog world. You haven’t heard from me yet, because this is my first post here on the XWCL blog! First let me introduce myself. I joined the group last fall as a new 1st year graduate student at Steward Observatory at Univ of Arizona in Tucson. I came from the ...