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Life Beyond Astronomy

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Life Beyond Astronomy (Feb 3-9) 


 What have you done just for the joy of it this week?


$10 prize to the first person who can tell T. Mack

which of our esteemed AstroCrew once played a one-on-one

basketball game with the greatest center/point-guard to

ever play: Sir Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr?

WINNER: Victor Garcia

Mystery B-Baller: Jon Bird

Eligibility: Sorry, but faculty and postdocs are not

eligible for this prize.  You have to sit out this round

but we'll let ya play in the next one.



Thu, Feb. 7:

The return of NBC's Community !!  Premiere party @ Joey and Andrew's!

Time: 7:30pm (We're TiVo-ing it because traffic could make it hard to get to Joey's by 7)

Place: Joey's crib (4111 Hunting Dr, Hermitage, TN, 37076)

Attendees: Joey, Trey, Charee (?), Lauren (?), Desmond (?)




Life Beyond Astronomy (Feb 17-23)


Sat, Feb 16

6:30 p.m: ROLLER DERBY

Tennessee State Fairgrounds


Honestly, if you haven't bought your ticket from Jillian yet, she is really pissed at you and is going to knock you down.


Sun, Feb 17

8:30 p.m: Pool at HCues

- See Meagan Lang if you're interested


Tue, Feb 19 - 24

At 7:30 p.m. Tues, Feb 19 to Thurs, Feb 21, 2 p.m. on Sat, Feb 23, 6:30 p.m. Sun, Feb 24

Discounted Tickets ($15-$51.50) to the "High Energy Urban Acrobatics" of Traces at TPAC

- Erika is interested :)

- T. Mack is down too!

- Charee is up for it! (Are we planning on getting seats together?)



Other non-astro things you might enjoy this week...

(Please add to this list)


Reading Rainbox Remix and NPR Article

Bob Ross Remix (WARNING: This contains some mild innuendo that might be considered offensive or inappropriate)

Of course, the classic that started it all: Mister Rogers Remix


This was sent to PHYS_US, but I see no reason why grad students should miss out on the fun:

From: "Brau, Charles A" <charles.a.brau@Vanderbilt.Edu>
Subject: First Fortnightly Fysicist Film Festival
Date: March 11, 2013 1:54:04 PM CDT

This Friday we will have the inaugural event in the First Annual Fortnightly Fysicist Film Festival.  The series will continue fortnightly (every other Friday) until the end of the exam period and will feature the following famous fysicist films:
3/15. Insignificance: a vaguely antinuclear, cult comedy about a fictitious meeting between Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, Joseph McCarthy, and Joe DiMaggio. 
3/ 29. Copenhagen: a play by Michael Frayne about an actual meeting between Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg during WWII.  Even today, no one quite knows what actually transpired at that meeting, but the two never spoke again after that.  Amazing discussions about uncertainty.
4/12. Picasso at the Lapin Agile: a play by Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin) about a chance encounter between Einstein and Picasso at the Lapin Agile, a café in Paris, around 1904, just as they were about to revolutionize the worlds of science and art.  A surprise “visitor” comes in at the end, who revolutionized the world of music.  You’ll have to see the play to find out who that was.
4/26. Einstein and Eddington: This is the story of Einstein's theory of general relativity, his relationship with Eddington and the introduction of this theory to the world, against the backdrop of the Great War.
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: SC 6333
Food: Pizza and soft drinks; popcorn will be provided in lieu of rotten tomatoes. 
Please RSVP to charles.a.brau@Vanderbilt.Edu to make sure we have enough pizza.  Just reply!  Do it RIGHT NOW!


C. A. Brau

Professor of Physics

Vanderbilt University


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