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B SOFIA IR Observatory in the Southern Sky.

  1. Jun 13, 2018 #1

    Baluncore

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    davenn

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    yeah, tis pretty cool. they do annual observing sessions out of Christchurch.
    I photo'ed SOFIA in Christchurch some years ago when I was visiting my kids over there. ( pretty sure I posted a pic on here back them)
    Prior to SOFIA, NASA used to fly they Kuiper Boeing 747 out of CHCH on regular missions during the winter months.
    Several of my fellow NZ astronomers were able to hitch a ride on various flights .... I am very jealous haha

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    Man !! ... now I'm even more green with envy ... from my FB page
    one of my astro mates has scored a flight on SOFIA as well !!

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  6. Jun 14, 2018 #5

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    That moment you are sitting in a pre flight briefing for SOFIA and the flight is scrubbed due to clouds tomorrow in Auckland and fog in Christchurch.
    Never mind! Trying again tomorrow

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