The good thing about being out for winds, as opposed to clouds, is that you can see the aurora!! We had some spectacular aurora tonight, and Don Hampton and his student Jason Ahrns collected some great photos. The digital all sky that Don has fielded at Venetie captured what we call the PacMan aurora:
and Jason captured what I think must be truly the photo of the campaign, from over the Venetie cabin:
Finally there has been a sighting of peeps, a symbol of some repute among those of us waiting for rockets:
so it seems that we have got all of our ducks in a line now and it's time to launch this thing. More luck tomorrow! Supposed to have clear skies and good aurora; also the temperatures are dropping so that should help with the winds. Onward!