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February 27th, 2013

Twelve seconds of fame

My nexus of all things online, beamjockey , writes (slightly paraphrased):

Todd's sister in law spotted Brother Guy on the Today show this morning. Here's the segment about Castel Gandolfo, where Pope Benedict will reside:
Guy appears between 0:53 and 1:05, working the pulleys to open an observatory dome on the palace roof, then peering through a telescope.  He doesn't speak-- I presume this is NBC file footage.
The narrator says, "Until recently, the area also provided a unique intersection between science and religion.  Nearly a dozen astronomers once used this papal observatory to study the skies."
Nice, if very brief, acknowledgement of the work of the Specola.


I note that, contrary to the impression given in the clip, we are still alive and kicking, if no longer in the palace itself. Our new labs are in the gardens (as documented here previously) and of course our modern telescope is in Arizona.

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