Today: proposal writing for Lick Observatory Shane telescope

This coming Friday is the deadline for asking time at the Shane 3m-telescope  for the period 2009B (Aug 2009-Jan 2010). Since UC-observatory is still using the old snail-mail system, I need to have the proposals printed and mailed before Thursday, so I spent my day writing a few of them. The Shane telescope is located on the top on Mount Hamilton and it is part of the Lick Observatory, so less than 2h from my house. I am very lucky to have the possibility to observe over there since it is located nearby and it is the only large (>2m)  telescope that I can access without having to take a plane and thus deal with airport.