Overheard: all that glitters

Astronomy 210L, fall semester 2011
Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

(Overheard while students set up their research posters for the last astronomy lab meeting.)

Student: "Do you like how I did the galaxies [at the top of the poster]?"

Instructor: "Are those [elliptical galaxy and spiral galaxy] just glitter and glue?"

Student: "Yeah. I had some space to fill in so I went with that."

Instructor: "Seriously, when was the last time you got to use glitter and glue?"

Student: (Beat.) "I'll have to get back to you on that."

No comments: