what’s up on the summit

2009-01-09 15:16:40.000 – Stacey Kawecki,  Observer

Its not that cold!

What does one write about when it is merely cold and windy? When there are no spectacular sunrises, sunsets, snowfall totals, winds, or temperatures? This is precisely my predicament. It doesn’t even feel right to say its cold and windy compared to last week’s condition, considering temperatures are only in the negative single digits and winds are only gusting to the 80’s.

So, in other news, we are finally fully staffed, for the first time since June. This is perfect timing, since things look like they might start to get a bit hectic on the summit. Our IT staff has been shuffled a bit: Jeff has gone on to program for the ‘real’ world and Mike D has accepted an amazing position in southern NH. We have hired our new IT coordinator, but it will take some time for him to learn all the nooks and crannies that the Observatory’s network. Combine the upheaval of the IT staff with the launch our distance learning program, we’re all going to have our hands full on the summit!

Speaking (writing) of the distance learning program, we have our very first official program this Tuesday. We have done a test program with a real school, real teacher, and real students, which went quite well. Hopefully our programs only get better from here on out. Cross your fingers, because we are all wicked excited and want to put out the best program we possibly can!


Stacey Kawecki,  Observer

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