On October 11th I had the privilege of getting a tour of the LBT by my friend James Howard who is an engineer working on the project. I have an appreciation for telescope gear and enjoyed seeing the details that are going in to making this gigantic project work. The wind was gusting at up to 95 mph outside and that made getting out of the car and into the building interesting. I was impressed by many things; the sheer size of the project, how they designed the scope to make room to bolt on many large instruments, the innovative enginneering, and the fact it was all up on that remote mountain top. LBT Tour October 11, 2008 Jon Christensen -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.