Originally Posted by james_timothy
We go to a remote, desolate mountain top, sit in rooms with cement walls and fluorescent lights, and watch computer screens all night. Above us a telescope points at the night sky and collects images. It's a blast, and it can be exhausting when things go wrong. Things always go wrong.
A "run" is the entire time we're running the telescope, or at least at the telescope. I can tell you about it over drinks...