posted by: krueff
At lunch we went to visit the Botanical Gardens in the middle of Rio, which was phenomenal!
Tonight we ended the Workshop at the Planetarium at PUC-Rio, were we attended the “History of Astronomy in Brazil” lecture, which was a great experience and full of incredibly neat info about Brazil… the most memorable of which was learning that the Brazilian flag has specific constellations based on a specific day when Brazil was founded and that astronomy has played a major role in the life of Brazil as a country:
Tomorrow (Wed) we go hiking with all the astronomers in the Tijuca Rain Forest… we’re hiking to the top of a huge plateau rock and then having a picnic
Lots of great pictures to come, but for now, the Wifi in the hostel will not let me manage all the awesome images I want to upload! Stay Tuned!