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Bates Art Museum

I know this is a bit late, but being a humanities student, the price I pay for not having scheduled finals at the end of each semester is that the final week before the exam period, I really get slammed. I don’t mean to brag, but I have 2 creative portfolio’s due, a marketing group presentation, and a 15 page paper due all before next Thursday. At least I turn 21 this month.

Yesterday we had a field trip! And by we, I mean the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space. And our field trip was to the Olin Center for the Arts at one of our rival schools, Bates College down in Lewiston, ME.

We went to Bates because their art museum was hosting a temporary installation of Astrophotography – pieces that were done mostly by amateurs. Here’s a link:

http://www.bates.edu/museum/exhibitions/current/starstruck/

And here’s a picture of the free poster we all got!

You might be able to see my robot sheets

We caravanned down (hopefully the school will reimburse me for the gas and tolls) and got to see some incredible photos of galaxies, eclipses, false coloring, a “painting” on photographic paper, and other things I can’t really explain because I don’t understand them fully. There was even a huge print of the same Orion Nebula photograph that I have hanging in my dorm room.

Tonight is the hockey game against Bowdoin, which, if you read the New York Times (or have facebook friends that go to Colby or Bowdoin and who read the New York Times) you will know that it’s a pretty big rivalry. I haven’t been to a hockey game since sophomore year (because, you know, organized sports are fascist and whatnot. Go Ultimate Frisbee) but I’m super pumped, realizing that I hate hockey and this might be one of the last times I can see myself having any theoretical investment in a stick sport.

The games are always fun, though, and the crowd is a mess and everyone gets really into it. Possible NSFW pics coming regarding the aftermath of the game.

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