Instruments & Operations



The winter of 2009/10 had above normal precipitation levels while 2010/11 was particularly dry. Thus, this year it is especially important that all visitors to the LBT Observatory be familiar with the procedures to follow in response to any fires on Mt. Graham. LBT has a forest fire contingency plan document. All visitors to the LBT should review this prior to travel so they know what to do in case of a forest fire. In short, the LBT building is the safest place to be on Mt. Graham if there is a forest fire. Don't panic, and report to the person in charge at the telescope for further instructions.