Another USD astronomer

Another week is coming to an end. This week I made a start on the “duty” aspect of my job.

To further clarify, at ESO most astronomers are working partly for the Observatory and the other part on their own research. The amount of time they spend on each part varies on each persons position here. As an ESO fellow here at the ESO headquarters in Garching near Munich, my “duty” is set upto 25% of my time and the rest of time is for my own research.

Hey, Ho, Let's Go!!!

So, the lyrics to the Ramones were stuck in my head all day yesterday and today during travelling down from Manchester to London after the ASE conference as we prepared to fly out to Paris. Catalin had a bad experience with Air France, (they lost his luggage !!!!) and after numerous irrate phone calls to