I’m back on Mauna Kea to make some observations with the James Clerk Maxwell telescope, but we’re doing nothing at the moment. This is because we are surrounded by fog and rain, some of the worst rain I’ve seen on Mauna Kea.
It’s one of the odd things about being an observer that you sometimes fly halfway round the world to use highly expensive and sophisticated equipment only to be scuppered by the weather.
Still, it could be worse. When I was here in January the summit winds got up to 120 mph and we had to run away.