The majestic Magellan Clay telescope open its eye to the world on a night of observing with the Planetary Finding Spectrograph. Shown here is the secondary mirror, which reflects light from the primary mirror into the instrument. Johanna Teske, 2015.
On an adventure to the Giant Magellan Telescope site, they encountered a wild guanaco, a kind of Chilean llama. Looking straight at a person is apparently their first level of defensive behavior; good thing they were in a car. Johanna Teske, 2015.
Standing on top of the future Giant Magellan Telescope location at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. Johanna Teske, 2015
Photo taken looking down the southwest rift zone of Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawaii from 5800 ft. with Frank Trusdell (UH Manoa) in the background. Jared Marske, 2014.
Doing fieldwork by helicopter near the summit of Mauna Loa volcano, Hawaii. Jared Marske, 2014.
Fieldwork on Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii with Frank Trusdell (UH Manoa) sampling cinder cones at 7800 ft. elevation on the northeast rift zone. Jared Marske, 2014.