Continuing my tradition of talking about events I’ve gone to days and weeks after the fact, here’s what I did last week.
Last Friday was apparently Yuri’s Night. I had no idea Yuri’s Night is a thing. Definitely, worthy of a toast. So, having had a hard day, I had two much-needed pints of Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Edmund Fitzgerald Porter at the bar hosting the event, and went to the upper lounge to enjoy a presentation and slideshow from a member of Cornell’s Department of Astronomy.
The most interesting parts of the presentation were the more mundane details, like how my phone has a more storage and a more powerful camera than the rovers that went up years ago, or just how ridiculously easy it is to shoot something to Mars and miss it.
When I complain about the cognitive disconnect of working in a place where people are beaming shit to and from Mars while there are spots on campus where I lose cell service, this is what I’m talking about. Still though, the photos from the show, especially the ones from Mars, are pretty cool.