Wednesday, November 01, 2006

An astronomy-themed Halloween

Yesterday's holiday, Halloween, is an astronomical holiday. Therefore it is only fitting that the astronomy department had a big party, including trick-or-treating, pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, and a costume contest. My costume is shown above -- I was Captain Ahab, searching with my Handy Spyglass Telescope (HST) for the elusive White Dwarf. But the winning costume was built by one of our computer gurus, who was a human-sized LEGS mini-figure. Alas, I don't have pictures of her costume yet.

For some space humor, try today's Strange Brew comic strip.

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