Our initial diagnostic work is pointing towards both network and power issues which are disrupting the communications in our building, the Cielo Nocturno building, the GONG building and the SONG observatory (the SONG observatory has replaced the STARE building on the image below).
|Left: Cielo Nocturno, Right: BRT, Front: GONG, Back: STARE (now replaced with SONG)|
The power and network infrastructure of the OT is outside of our control, so we will be reporting the fault to the OT maintenance team and working with them to restore communication as quickly as possible. However given closure of the site I am expecting there to be a very limited number of support staff at the OT and for them to be very busy dealing with more pressing problems.
I will blog more about this problem as new information comes to light and progress is made in the repair.. though fingers crossed, the first you will all hear about the successful repair is in a deluge of job complete emails.