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.