Happy New Year
New Year marked the start of night two of our observing run. We finished observing yesterday at just after midday – radio astronomers laugh at both sun and, in our case, cloud. The result’s weren’t great; we lost more than five hours completely to strong winds which might have been dangerous to the telescope, and the rest of the data was pretty shoddy. Not only that, but Daniel beat me soundly at first chess and then billiards.Tonight isn’t looking very good either – we’re struggling even to point the telescope at extremely bright objects – but I did at least join in with the Spanish tradition of eating twelve grapes in twelve seconds to welcome in the New Year. Let’s hope it brings us some luck.