“Here we go marching to Mars / On a rainbow bridge, it don’t seem so far…”

Continuing my tradition of talking about events I’ve gone to days and weeks after the fact, here’s what I did last week.

Science Cabaret

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.

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