Before the serious business of operating it, let us share some (whimsical, you say?) blue sky explanation about our mascots, and more seriously about the equipment we use to enjoy the night sky with a bunch of students.

Maybe first, take a peak at our clear sky clock, to check observing conditions.

See larger Clear Sky Clock here

Yep, looks like we have clear skies! Greeley Hill is just up the road from our observatory here in the Sierras of California. And here is our AllSkyCam.

Wondering why the hawks?

Check our astronomy equipment