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Stupid Astronomer Tricks #19: Wheel goes round — 2 Comments

  1. Hoo boy. And a quick search ( tells me that Wallace Observatory was established in 1971, so you were tearing up everyone’s new stuff.

    This story reminds me of a physics lab class that I was in at the U of Dayton. This was an advanced lab, and we were working with some high voltages. One of my fellow physics majors was a really bright, really talented guy — but not so good with his hands. In the middle of this lab this student hooked something up wrong and got quite a high-voltage wallop. He went from sitting on a stool at the lab table to lying on the ground some distance from the lab table.

    He’s now a respected *mathematician* at a very prominent University.

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