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A tour of the Keck control room

Astronomers at Keck have it easy – whereas I used to slog up to the summit of Mauna Kea*, dealing with the lack of oxygen up there in harsh conditions**, Meg is observing from a sumptuous sea-level facility. Before her night started, she decided to take us on a tour :

* – Someone drove me up the road in a perfectly comfortable car. ** – The scenery was beautiful but due to the altitude it was really difficult to make good tea.

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