BLAST Cryostat Arrives, and Gets Undressed

Last week the BLAST cryostat arrived to begin the first full(-ish) integration of BLASTpol. Upon arrival it was undressed and bore its tender bits, to have travel legs replaced with thermally isolating ones. Also the HWPR (pronounced “hooper”, despite what Natalie may say about whatever the “whipper” is) had to be removed and sent immediately to Cardiff. The opening of the cryostat and optics box is an exciting moment, so Juan and I took a lot of pictures.

Matt and Tony arrived with the cryostat, and Nick had been here for a little while already.

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