Masters of the 3.5-m
Graduate students George Privon and David Whelan are captured here in the control room of
Apache Point Observatory (APO) 3.5-m telescope
during their observing run in November 2007.
George, David, and astronomer
were trying to constrian primordial Helium abundances using spectroscopy of emission-line galaxies.
The APO 3.5-m is one of many
telescope facilities for which UVa's
Astronomy Department has direct access.