Small Wonders

“The Noticers of the world are rare and beautiful gifts. … Pausing to delight in the simple joys of everyday life is the only way to truly live.”
— Rachel Macy Stafford, The Hands Free Mama

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Texas A&M astronomer Nick Suntzeff is one of these treasured souls, as evidenced by the following photographs and captions from his recent trip to La Serena, Chile, where he was observing at his former home for more than two decades, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO). (Click individually or scroll through, etc.)

For the first time, however, he did so using the world’s largest digital camera, the 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera (DECam), for which fellow Texas A&M astronomer Darren DePoy (whom Suntzeff helped recruit to Texas A&M from DePoy’s own nearly 20-year career building the astronomy program at Ohio State) served as the project scientist.

Small world, not to mention breathtakingly beautiful!

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