Yesterday at noon, the staffs of Astronomy
magazines got together down in our company’s lunchroom and had a very nerdy lunch — by celebrating everything that was round. Yes, Pi Day struck us large again. Liz Kruesi, our associate editor, is the chief instigator, and everyone brought a huge splash of round stuff, savory and sweet, to mercilessly cast into our stomachs. We stood around and joked and had a generally good time as we were taking a brief break from the very busy schedules both magazines have.
I shot a few pictures of the occasion, having borrowed Associate Editor Sarah Scoles’ camera, which she had handy, just to prove we celebrated that magical number once again. And we also drank a (nonalcoholic) toast to the birthday of one Albert Einstein. Plus, we found that some of us had startlingly similar senses of humor. (And thanks to Assistant Editor Karri Stock for putting some of the images together into a nice collage.)
Anyway, it was great fun, and we look forward to a slightly more serious, and productive, middle of the day on Friday.
On another note, keep watching Comet PANSTARRS
and sharing your images with us — we really appreciate it and are glad that so many of you are enjoying good views of the comet.