Peck's personal Web site
is Mr Peck's oldest daughter and has her own Web page at the ALMA telescope, http://www.alma.cl/~apeck/. Here are some early memorabilia and links to recent visits to the Old Dad.
her sister Deirdre, very early on. (More photos from the
are two good ones. The one above left was taken a few years ago by Joel Weinsheimer,
now at the University of Minnesota; the second is more recent, MSc graduation
day at New Mexico Tech in Socorro, New Mexico.
Beth Peck in Athens, Ohio (left). Above, center: Atop the Cathedral of Lausanne,
with her sister Deirdre and her mom.
her fond papa, at the Castle of Gruyères, 1979 (and 2003).
mountains with the elderly dad, 1994.
half-sister Marlowe in Wisconsin, August 1996
Alison, and Dad visiting Kristin in Wisconsin, summer 1996
to photograph early spring flowers in Switzerland, April 2001
and colleague Satoki sneaking out from an astrophysical gabfest in Zermatt, Switzerland,
to view the Matterhorn from up a little closer.
photographing flowers whilst visiting the Old Dad in Switzerland, September 2003
photographing caves in Switzerland, October 2003.
and her old dad on Mont Tendre in inclement weather, October 2003.
at Gruyères in 2003 (and in 1978)
out of the radio telescope at Arecibo, Puerto Rico, where once she worked but
in 2003 was attending a conference.
at Arecibo, Puerto Rico, 2003.
and friend in front of one of the five (and soon to be six) radio telescopes at
the Harvard-Smithsonian Sub-Millimeter Array way up above Hawaii, at about 4,200m,
in fact, or 14,000 feet above sea level.
Array radio telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Astronomers observe overnight, but
the base station is at sea-level near Hilo and the dormitory is at 9,000 feet
at sundown, 2003.
visiting in Switzerland in October 2003, Alison left behind with her Dad a copy
of her recent paper from Astrophysical Journal entitled "The Flaring
H20 Megamaser and Compact Radio Source in Markarian 348".
Fewer than 18% of the words in this article could be used in cocktail conversation,
outside of a radio astronomy conference reception. A substantial proportion of
the characters are superscript or subscript, say no more.
and Paul in Hawaii, 2003.
Kea is the home of about 12 different telescope projects, in optical, infrared,
and radio wave-lengths and any others I may have forgotten. As I understood it,
the Subaru is on the left, the two Keck optical observatories are in the middle,
and I forget about the one on the right.
with Kecks behind, a semi-lunar landscape (except for the snow) at 2.65 miles
in the sky.
and Alison on Mont Tendre, Switzerland, May 2004. The
rest of that visit.
Norwich, Vermont, for Marlowe's wedding,
and Dad on Mt Cube, New Hampshire, 2006
visit, mid-September 2007
up Monts Pelé, Sâla, and Tendre in the Jura mountains
Château de Joux in France
Late April 2008
Alison and Mark at the Château de Chillon, April 2009
Alison joining us at the Lac de Tanay, October 2009
Joining us in Wisconsin in August 2010
Hikes in Switzerland, January 2012
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
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