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Week of 14 December 2001 · Vol. V, No. 17


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Bon voyage: Staff members of the Scientific Instrument Facility (SIF) at BU's Institute for Astrophysical Research (IAR) gather for a final farewell to the Mimir cryostat they built over the past year. Based on designs by Domenic Sarcia, an IAR senior mechanical engineer, and under the direction of Dan Clemens, a CAS astronomy professor and IAR director, and Eric Tollestrup, a visiting associate professor at IAR, the cryostat passed its final vacuum test and left SIF in late November to become the premier infrared camera on the Perkins telescope in Flagstaff, Ariz., funded by the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the Keck Foundation. Surrounding the cryostat are (clockwise, from lower left) Steve Morrison, senior experimental machinist, Bob Smee, Bob Fazio, senior experimental machinist, Bob Kingsland, senior experimental welder/machinist, Buddy Boudreau, senior experimental machinist, Leo Dumais, director of SIF, Bob Veer, and Sam Ma, senior experimental machinist. Photo by Dan Clemens


14 December 2001
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