Picture of the Week #21

Sunset after a storm, near McDonald Observatory in west Texas, July 2007.

If you look closely, you can see the domes of the 82-inch Struve telescope and 107-inch Smith telescope on the mountain at the far right.

This photo was taken while I was out at the observatory for our annual summer board meeting. We had a BBQ and reception down at the Sproul Ranch, which was rudely interrupted by some fairly heavy thunderstorms. July is the wet season out there so the rain wasn't much of a surprise and the upside is that west Texas is green and beautiful that time of year.

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