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-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Sunspot Observatory closed due to security issue
(Alamogorda Daily) SUNSPOT, NM – The Sunspot Observatory is temporarily closed due to a security issue at the facility that’s located 17 miles south of Cloudcroft in the Sacramento Mountains Friday, an Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) spokeswoman Shari Lifson said.

“The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy who manages the facility is addressing a security issue at this time,” Lifson said. “We have decided to vacate the facility at this time as precautionary measure. It was our decision to evacuate the facility.”
Posted by:Skidmark

#13  Aliens.
Posted by: These Sinatra3854   2018-09-12 22:19  

#12  Attempt to access infowar$.¢om from facility computer?
Posted by: Woozle Unimp2242   2018-09-12 19:39  

#11  Think something else is going on. They decided to vacate a telescope as precautionary measure?

What, did the lens suddenly developed smallpox?
Posted by: Woodrow   2018-09-12 18:36  

#10  My money is on Russia or Chinese spying.
Posted by: mossomo   2018-09-12 17:30  

#9  The red-lensed penlights are used to help retain visual acuity during nighttime observation.
Posted by: Skidmark   2018-09-12 14:17  

#8  thank you for guiding my thinking here

the taste of water
portrayed by the ocean
subtly eludes the thirst
Posted by: Skidmark   2018-09-12 14:01  

#7  Two guys in suits were seen wandering about with a flashy pen.
Posted by: Mullah Richard   2018-09-12 13:57  

#6  Your mind is more subtle and suspicious than mine, Skidmark. I did not immediately grasp the implications as you did — thank you for guiding my thinking here.
Posted by: trailing wife   2018-09-12 12:42  

#5  Thanks for the cleanup, TW.

"The overlook can also be used for viewing rocket launches from White Sands Missile Range."
Posted by: Skidmark   2018-09-12 12:37  

#4  It closed on September 6th, according to the Facebook page, and there was an official announcement on the 9th that the place has been evacuated, just as the article says. Nothng since, which is indeed odd.
Posted by: trailing wife   2018-09-12 12:24  

#3  Maybe the 37th is training again.
Posted by: Skidmark   2018-09-12 12:10  

#2  Maybe the Mercurians are protesting the Parker Solar probe.
Posted by: Skidmark   2018-09-12 12:03  

#1  The SUNSPOT Observatory overlooks WhiteSands missile test range and Holloman AFB.
Posted by: Skidmark   2018-09-12 12:00