I don’t think I mentioned it here, but for those who missed the memo I signed a contract with Astronomy magazine at the beginning of the month for my first-ever article for them! Anyone who knows me knows how excited I am about this because I was so in love with the magazine when I first got interested in astronomy that my first issues literally fell apart. I can’t imagine what my younger self would have thought knowing I would be actually writing for them just ten years later!
Anyway, the article’s focus is on visiting astronomical sites in northern California as a member of the public as most sites offer guided tours and such and here’s a picture of one of them- Lick Observatory, located in Silicon Valley just south of San Francisco. Amazing drive up and neat because you can see the research telescopes professional astronomers use to do research! But if you want to know more, you’ll have to read the article when it comes out in a few months of course. *wink*