taking off from DCA gives you a 1:4 chance to see this, also note the geografic center of the US on the left circle.
The Potomac river, the Watergate complex and a view along Washington DC and in fact, Vera Rubin's workplace is down there someplace
Taking the train from Montreal to Kingston (free wireless today!) it should perhaps not be a surprise to see somebody read about viewing angles of oblate galaxies, straight from Sparke & Gallagher. But two people?
The maze of rooms at Leggett Hall, our homes for the week
Quaint Buildings on this campus. This is Kingston Hall, according to my map.
This might be part of Grant Hall, somehow reminds me of an Italian city
Artsy Rocks. In front of the ... Art Centre!
Vera and Judy enjoying the first evening banquet
is that free wine Stephane?
ok, this is a trick photo, but it needs some more work. Well, Paul needs work. Neta and Paul in an animated discussion
hmmm, that camera again
Yummie! Except nobody could finish it.
Evening stroll: since my last visit, not even 7 moons ago, nearly 100 wind turbines were placed on that island
and things that need to go
my favorite coffee place, The Sleepless Goat, is still here
Day 1: the skies did not look too promising initially
Vera was early, clearly at ease
Lecture hall starting to fill up
Piet and Neta
Vera Unveiling the workshop
the “Gentler Way” of Dark Matter, by Sandy Faber
What's on Roelof's mind?
Jerry had a bone to pick
View from above
Simon whizzing by
After session chit chat
more old friends
Chernoff Hall, our lecture hall
Mac and Brent in the poster room
Roelof pulling the masses
ok one more comment please
Walking over to the boat tour this campus offers some interesting houses
Contraptions to keep the Americans out
We were wondering if that was going to be our boat?
or how about this boat?
surely not this one
right below that arch, there's our boat visible!
yup, that's her
dinner boat it's called. the Island Star.
oh, there's that other boat we would rather be on? and there's our $7 Heineken, which includes a Boat Tax
Cheers to a good trip
suddenly all these cameras came out of the woodwork
The almost operational wind turbines
Roelof pondering about his upcoming big trans atlantic trip
Vera and Sandro
Judy and Vera
we're in Canada!
they really seemed to talk shop!
Thousand Islands they call this. Some islands contain nothing more than a house
Jerry and Stacy
Claude and Julie
Simon and Brent
Reflecting sunset light on the deck of the boat
approaching Kingston again
Day 2: setting up for the first talk
a moment of quiet before
Michele's pretty pictures
rushing back from coffee break
cusp or core? Mond or Newton?
Melting cookies during lunch
Lnnch outside. Maybe the last chance we get?
Uber boss, Eric and Patricia
Tai Chi and lunch at the lake shore
Lunch walk at the lake shore
Talking shop no doubt
We had a few “former student chairing the session for their former advisor” talks today
Chris and Ortwin
Raja, the next speaker, asking a question to the previous speaker. Kristine not amused?!
no, he's not!
Vera introducing Sandy at the public talk
Room with a View, was also the title of Sandy's talk
Day 3: Stirling Hall, the physics dept, where the coffee breaks and posters are, is next door to the lecture hall
Q&A. Vera seemed to like sitting in many places
M31 and M33
Can I have some more lights please
Paul explaining something very difficult, and ok, the photo needs some work
it's 0.6 dex
getting ready for the real photographer
we used the stairs with the auditorium on the background
another attempt at a birds eye view
front row, squinting the eyes
Last minute instructions before we can open our eyes. Photographer/Sniper on roof. Sorry about the angle Stephane
the quiet stairs. lake in the background.
Towerhouse accross from Leggett Hall, in disrepair
Leggett Hall, very nicely maintained
Inside Leggett Hall
Where there is now a park, there once was.... but I couldn't find them stones
Cute hat somewhere in City Park, on the walk between Leggett and downtown
View of the sky-lake
Murney Tower - to be continued...
Another Room with a View
Raja and Anatoly at lunch
Day 4: testing a new lens
Simon in a characteric question pose
Vera making a skyp-e connection with ....
... Francesco Bertola
and voila, not only did somebody steal my laptop, they also stole the camera. In the end of course both made it back. no hard feelings, i enjoyed it
Sandra and David
't was a rainy day
Paul Schechter's chinese scribblings
After session details comings up
Our “green” coffee mug
Bruce at the banquet
Christine with the new baby
Banquet in the RMC Officer's Mess, time to switch glass
some of my table partners
't was still a drizzly day though at RMC
ready for us... but we never used it
Don't they look like twins?
tension mounts as the speaker podium is being made ready
Vera starting off
Neta telling stories and showing stunning pictures
Vera realizing she was wearing the same suit back in that famous 1993 picture
And finally, the cake!
Jeff watching it all from a fancy officer's chair
Day 5: getting ready for the first talk
Roelof wondering about the colors
Martin never got his turn
can you rrepeat that question?
Just waiting for the right moment...
good dog nice dog
Stephane and Mattias
Last Minute Science
the final panel
wow, hershel first light
The Mismeasure of Mass
Stephane showing the birthday cake picture
I tell you, NGC 891 and NGC 7814 have the same rotation curve, but very different light
my own autographed poster!
Vera and our chairmen
Vera approves of this picture!
ok, one more time then
conference dog, in the background Simon's ammendment to Paul's chinese characters
Claudia and Laura
Jeff and Brent
Some motorbike happening on the town square that evening
a double portion mussels dinner at Le Chien Noir, you can guess who that is dining with me
that arch thing again, and probably Kingston town hall behind it
and again, now trying to make it nicely symmetric
a weeks worth of late night drinks in my room
a brilliant way to get that poster home safely. Thank you Stephane and the whole team for a big brain stimulus!
A minor delay in Kingston Saturday morning when we tried boarding the train to Montreal. Yes, that is the train platform!
Unfortunately we landed in Washington from the 'wrong' direction, so just a view of the newly constructed Wilson Bridge with it's new bike path on the west (right) side of the bridge