Sunrise over the Mount Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles

 "I’m delighted to have been selected as the overall winner of #TechniciansMakeitHappen, a national photography competition celebrating the UK’s 1.5 million technicians. My photo captures a sunrise over the Mount Wilson Observatory in Los Angeles. I work on robotic telescopes, like the one in this picture. There’s often very little recognition of the people working behind the scenes to build new technology or help make groundbreaking discoveries. Campaigns such as these run by the Gatsby Foundation are really important to raise the public profile of technicians and showcase the diverse and exciting opportunities for young people who choose a technical career." Steven Hale (MSci Physics with Astrophysics, 2001; MPhil Physics and Astronomy, 2003) BiSON Instrumentation Engineer, School of Physics and Astronomy