More Comments to Remember the Workshop
(Captured by Mark Davis/HTSI)
- Use the science data to manage the planet
- Push the envelope of technology
- There is no shortage of innovations
- Demonstrate the utility in the measurements and then go off and
do the end-to-end science
- Leverage resources for the general good
- Inspire the next generation of explorers
- SLR is ubiquitous for space missions and applications
- Young scientists should travel
- Retirement is not an excuse to not attend the workshops
- Delicate instrument = one that withstands 13G's
- Spare light = non-green light
- The predictions are often spot on!
- Every shot’s a coconut!
- Rarely relevant, but cool!
Just plain funny:
- Today everything seems to be observable to some degree; just the
error bars are a bit large
- LAGEOS-2: the better resolver of most things geodetic
- The universal constant value this week changed to...
- It’s off the shelf, but they only build it upon request
- Its really incredibly small if you believe the sqrt(n) law
- The plotter elves changed the colors
- We were punished by Van
- Where do you go on R&R from Tahiti?
- How do you treat all these photons at one time (from the moon)?
- It's very expensive, but ours fell off the back of a truck
- Why bother with finesse when brute force will do
- By the light of the green splattered moon
- Microwaves: they just aren't used much anymore
- Do you have any questions on the equations you did not see?
- We wanted performance under actual simulated satellite tracks
- LAGEOS: 'plaguing' the earth for 8 million years
- Use the free format lines "within the restrictions"
- There is zero time allotted for this next paper
- Yet another transportable system that requires many, many tons of
- Automation has a psychological effect
- Start up the system and then go to sleep
- Automation: close the dome - hopefully fast enough
- Nobody wants to tell you how it works
- I knew it, the nightmare will be over
You had to be there:
- Bump and grind activities in west Texas
- One of those famous evening meetings
- Some dubious cases and obvious signatures
- Do you have to wonder who the first question is going to be from?
- We met the budget AND the performance goals
- Without a PC, it’s just a piece of metal
- Weed out the systematic errors
- Go out searching for the gravity anomalies
- Altimetry is useless without the orbit
- Try to understand the goings-on on the inside of the moon
- This should be duck soup
- Thanks for all the GEODYN software problems
- If you rely on the orbit you will never see the millimeters
- Every line of sight you see should be measured
- Shorter is always good
- It's fairly decent for what we need
- Parasites can eat up your laser quite quickly
- Tell the operators to calm down
- The individual crewmembers have independent habits
- Don't sit there and wonder what your software is doing
- Out of context - and not what we thought we would ever hear from
- The one good thing about SLR is there is not much data
- Luckily, all the stations are in the northern hemisphere
- The ILRS CB is the "Complaint and Nagging Department"
- Our primary function is to increase the bars on Van's charts
- The sign of hope in France is green