Fire Threatens Mt. Wilson Observatory & JPL August 30, 2009
Posted by jcconwell in Astronomy, Observatory.
Tags: "Station Fire", Mt Wilson, Observatory
- ( JPL in the Foreground, Photo: Dave Bullock (eecue))
Dave Bullock’s site is at http://davebullock.com/
The Station Fire is close to historic Mt. Wilson Observatory. The staff has been evacuated and updates are hard to get with the situation in flux. Below are some links that can give more information on this changing situation.
Dr. Pamela Gay’s (Starstyder): news and past fires at observatories
Planetary Society (Emily Lawdawalla) News and Links
Mt. Wilson fire website
Mt Wilson Tower Webcam
UPDATE , Los Angeles Times, Mount Wilson:
10:20 a.m (PDT)., 8/30/09: Fire is two miles away from Mt. Wilson, site of a number of important communications towers and an observatory. Ground crews are cutting back vegetation and brush in the area in order to arrest the fire’s progress in that area.