The huge southern California wildfires are rather too close to the historic Mt. Wilson Observatory (home to the Hooker 100″ telescope (formerly the largest telescope in the world) and founded by one of the giants of 20th century astronomy, George Hale) and the nearby city of Pasadena, home to JPL and Caltech.
Been there quite a few times in a professional capacity, and it’s a beautiful part of the world – the mountains rise up just north of Pasadena city, and it’s a stunning view (note to me: must dig out photos). As you might expect, it gets bloody hot down in southern CA and with a long drought, wildfires are common in the hills.
Latest updates at: the Mt. Wilson webpage
Stay safe all.