Firefighters battle to save Mt. Wilson Observatory from Cali

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15 Oct 2020, 8:36 am

Just saw this via a post on Tumblr,
https://www.terradaily.com/reports/Fire ... e_999.html

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Firefighters battle to save Mt. Wilson Observatory from California wildfire
by Staff Writers
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Oct 14, 2020

As the Bobcat Fire in California burned out of control across the San Gabriel Mountains in mid-September, the blaze nearly destroyed a crucial center of astronomy - the Mount Wilson Observatory.

This important work nearly ended in the Bobcat Fire, which at times came within 100 yards of the Mt. Wilson Observatory and MAFIOT facility. Due to the heroic efforts by firefighting crews, the Observatory and MAFIOT structure survived.

"We are grateful to the firefighters who ...


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15 Oct 2020, 10:26 am

That is Old News.


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15 Oct 2020, 2:29 pm

Fnord wrote:
That is Old News.


And what you pointed out that's not already in-your-face obvious is????

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... control across the San Gabriel Mountains in mid-September, ...


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