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Old September 18th 18, 02:12 AM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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Default Solar observatory closed for some kind of "security issue"

On Monday, September 17, 2018 at 7:03:33 PM UTC-6, Quadibloc wrote:
On Monday, September 17, 2018 at 1:10:17 PM UTC-6, Davoud wrote:

"AURA has been cooperating with an on-going law enforcement
investigation of criminal activity that occurred at Sacramento Peak.
During this time, we became concerned that a suspect in the
investigation potentially posed a threat to the safety of local staff
and residents. For this reason, AURA temporarily vacated the facility
and ceased science activities at this location."

So the police thought a dangerous criminal was hiding in the bushes around the

I guess that can happen to anyone.

But in a situation like that, there would have been no mystery, because
residents in the area would also have been advised to stay indoors, so there
would have been a blaze of publicity, I would have thought.

Of course, the observatory may be in an isolated rural area.

John Savard