posted by: krueff
(Click for HD view!) View from the top floor of the PUC-Rio building, looking out over a small, but beautiful, part of Rio at sunset…. Last evening we took our final coffee/snack break on the 12th floor of the PUC building and we were all blown away by the incredible view. Last night was the 1st night I got to see the constellations in the Southern Hemisphere… not the clearest night, but I got to see the Southern Cross (Crux) and Centaurus for the 1st time in my life
Today, (Friday) I presented my talk at The Evolving Universe Workshop on Star Formation in Thick Disks of Spiral Galaxies. We have a few more talks before the workshop closes and we have the final words. After which a group of the students and myself plan to head to visit Sugarloaf, Cristo Redentor, and Copacabana for the rest of the afternoon.
I head home from Rio late Saturday night ~ 10:30pm, flying back 10hrs to Charlotte, then to Chicago and then back to South Bend.