The past ten days have been crazy, to say the least. Two weekends ago, my adventure this summer in Barcelona ended, though not without one last visit to our local tapas bar, Taparazzi. Definitely a delicious final dinner before the long trip home. Definitely a delicious night. Now that I’ve been back in the U.S. […]Read more "Adéu, Barcelona"
If it seems like it’s been a while since I’ve written, understand that things have been very busy around here. Between lots of great progress in the lab and some breathtaking sites around the city, there has been plenty to do. It is definitely weird thinking that this is our final week here – this […]Read more "Final Stretch"
Yet another busy week…it is amazing how quickly this summer is flying by. My parents and grandmother were in town for my birthday last Wednesday, so we toured around for the weekends, and it was yet another busy week in the lab, as there was a major system in the satellite we needed to modify […]Read more "Coil Deployment…and Part-Time Tourist"
The past week has been very busy…both in the lab and on the weekends. Peter was in Sevilla for the weekend (I’m sure he’ll share pictures soon), and a few of Anjit’s friends were on a Europe trip and stopped here before heading to Pamplona. Weekend Last Saturady was also American Independence Day, which was […]Read more "Keeping Busy"
Sunday (6/28/15) Today we decided to trek out to one of the most famous mountains for climbing (and praying) in Catalunya. Waking up at 7am, we managed to jump onto one of the trains leaving Barcelona to reach Montserrat. It was hot. It was sunny. It was good. Tons of other people were on the […]Read more "Holy Montserrat!"
I realized today that I’ve been in the lab for over three weeks now, and I haven’t shared what I’ve been working on…so I thought today was as good a time as ever to share what I’m working on. As I mentioned in my last post, I am working on the integration and testing of ³Cat-1 […]Read more "Satellite Testing, Part One of…a lot"
Tuesday was one of the most important celebrations of the year in Barcelona – the eve of the Feast of Sant Joan. It is celebrated with bonfires and fireworks to commemorate the solstice. My description won’t give the traditions justice, so check out the link if you’re curious. Peter, Anjit, and I had a great day […]Read more "Sant Joan Shenanigans"