A Journey in the Dark

It turns out that Boyden Observatory is not a top tourist destination for the people of Ireland, so there are no direct flights. We will travel via Paris and Johannesburg to Bloemfontein, the closest city to Boyden. The longest leg of the journey is a 10.5 hour...

An Unexpected Journey

Almost seven months ago Watcher suddenly became a lot wetter than it was designed to be. You can read all about it in this post. Since then, the Watcher team has been meeting regularly to plan repairs and upgrades. As the Watcher team is 9700km from Watcher, this is...

A Short Rest

During the night of Sunday the 8th of December 2013 a sudden storm at the Boyden observatory caused a power outage that resulted in Watcher taking a rather unwanted shower. Since then Watcher has been undergoing maintenance to several different components in order to...