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originally posted by: LordOfDestruction
Management of the site is in transition. Only one telescope was open to the public IF you catch the employee there, which we were fortunate enough to do. Visitor center has some interesting exhibits.
That is a review from tripadvisor from a week ago. It seems they were already in transition at that point. So the move is not something that happened out of the blue. My bet is they just called it an emergency so they can have everyone on point for the move of some more sensitive equipment. Other than that, the place looks really dated and was due for a move or upgrade anyways.
due to unforeseen circumstances, the Sunspot Solar Observatory, including the site, is temporarily closed, until further notice
The Sunspot Observatory is temporarily closed due to a security issue at the facility that’s located 17 miles south of Cloudcroft in the Sacramento Mountains Friday, an Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) spokeswoman Shari Lifson said.
originally posted by: LookingAtMars
a reply to: LordOfDestruction
Why did they close the post office with no notice?
Why not tell LE?
originally posted by: Lightdhype
a reply to: putnam6
Ive read that the residencies evacuated belonged to the people who worked at the observatory so... Very strange situation here.
I suppose first guess would be a powdery substance mailed to the observatory or an employee elsewhere. But normally they come right out and say when it is a powdery substance in the mail type threat i thought.