According to the latest Forest Service maps, the Eiler Fire’s eastern edge is just 1.8 miles from the Allen Telescope Array. The Bald Fire is just 5 miles to the west. The Allen Telescope Array is in a cleared section of valley, making the probability of damage much lower. Hopefully, the biggest loss at the astronomical site will only be productivity. But California is home to many scientific facilities, and between the earthquakes, the mudslides, the volcanoes, and the fires, there’s always a chance that a multimillion-dollar facility, poised to make a huge discovery, will have to start over.