Carson High School teacher Jim Bean, mentor Red Sumner, and students Shelby and Lake will be helping Marc Buie on a three day observing run at Kitt Peak National Observatory this week. They will be using the 4-meter telescope to acquire fields of KBOs to help us refine predictions for future KBO occultation events. The group met up with Marc at the airport in Phoenix this evening and they are currently headed up to the observatory located 56 miles southwest of Tucson Arizona.
The team plans provide updates here on the tnorecon.net blog. We encourage you to interact with Shelby, Lake, Jim, Red, and Marc by replying with questions and comments throughout the week. Also, we will be hosting a google+ hangout from the mountain on Wednesday from 3:15-4:15 PM Pacific Time. Send your google+ id to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon that day if you would like to be invited to join the hangout.