Thursday, August 14, 2014

Changes and Setup (Thu 8/14)

Spent the whole morning doing a run through of everybody's presentations. Got a lot of good feedback, which led to an afternoon of tweaking, and adding animations to help the flow of the story. I also set up the Science Sphere in the Auditorium for the presentation tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Yet more PowerPoint (Tue 8/12)

Came in around lunch time today, allowing me to sleep in after our Mees trip. While I was in, Jimmy and I worked on our presentation for the intern presentations on Friday.

Finishing Touches (Wed 8/13)

Put the finishing touches on our draft version of the PowerPoint for tomorrow's run through.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Mees Observatory Visit (Mon 8/11)

Today was the day for our visit to the Mees Observatory down in Bristol. On a personal note, had a sad moment when we went by Bristol Ski Resort, and the whole mountain was green. When we got there, we had a pretty good time waiting for sunset, between the free food and the soccer game we started up. After that, we saw a presentation about the observatory, as well as many astronomical objects. Unfortunately, we picked a rather cloudy night, so we couldn't see much. However, once we got up to the observatory, we were able to observe the crook of the handle of the Big Dipper, which is really six stars. With the power of the Mees telescope, we were able to see three separate stars where only one is visible with the naked eye. Overall, it was a pretty cool experience, and free food and soccer are never bad things.