The telescope was cut off from the outside already twice this autumn. Heavy snowfalls during a few days in September and October stopped the observations and caused some transport problems, but the road was cleared, and the snow soon melted away. However, it soon may snow again, and the transport to the telescope will then be done by ratrack. This may result in some inconvenience since the cable car may not work yet in November, and the trip by ratrack may be longer than usual. We therefore would like to ask visiting astronomers to the 30m telescope to plan their trips with enough margin to account for delayed transport to and from the telescope. Below you find the schedule for the normal winter transport, i.e. when the cable car is operating. During the transition period (i.e. with snow, but without cable car), the transport has to be organized in a very flexible way.
Transport to the 30m Telescope: Winter 1996/97 schedule (subject to modification on short notice due to operational reasons)
|Departure from||Departure from|
|Granada Office||the Telescope|
|Tuesday||08:15||10:45 and 16:15|
|Wednesday||No transport||No transport|
|Friday||08:15||10:45 and 16:15|