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Dr Paul Leyland

I recognize that La Palma isn’t an ideal site right now but the eruption will be over long before any kind of decision is made.

Kevin Hills runs a robotic observatory with a 0.5m Newtonian astrograph on my land. He has used it to do some very good science.

Between his dome and mine is a concrete pad with power and ethernet supplied to it. A few years ago a European university ran a robotic observatory from there.

Here is a view from above:,-17.8679749,125m/data=!3m1!1e3

or search for “Tacande Observatory”.

Just saying …