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MIRA and the Oliver Observing Station

  Sunrise at the Oliver Observing Station, 36-inch telescope in the foreground.
Photograph by Dr. Wm. Bruce Weaver.
     
  MIRA's 36-inch telescope in the hangar.
Digital photo by Casey Dreier.
     
  The MIRA 36-inch telescope backlit with moonlight.
Photograph by Steve White.
     
  The MIRA 36-inch telescope on a moonless night.
Photograph by Dr. Wm. Bruce Weaver.
     
  The MIRA 36-inch telescope at sunrise with wind turbine behind the telescope.
Photograph by Dr. Wm. Bruce Weaver.
     
  The Oliver Observing Station in afternoon sunlight.
Digital photo by Casey Dreier.
     
  The Oliver Observing Station at sunrise.
Photograph by Wm. Bruce Weaver.
     
  Sunset from the Observatory, looking over Los Padres National Forest.
Digital photo by Casey Dreier.
     
  Lightning strike during the 1999 forest fire at Los Padres National Forest, as seen from the Oliver Observing Station.
Photograph by Ivan Eberle.
     
  Evening winds caused the fire to burn fiercely most nights. Here, firefighters and their headlighted vehicle are silhouetted by the fire. September 1999.
Photograph by Ivan Eberle.