Dark Sector Lab

On the 13th I took a visit to the Dark Sector Lab (DSL). (The “Dark Sector” is the name for the whole zone across the skiway, where the telescopes live. Dark, here, is used in the radio sense: things like walkie talkies and wireless ethernet aren’t allowed.) DSL houses Keck’s single-receiver predecessor BICEP2, and the very large South Pole Telescope (SPT).

In the lab, the K1 insert was being placed into the cryostat, to close it up.

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