Archive for May 16, 2017

Talked Out

Posted in Biographical with tags , , on May 16, 2017 by telescoper

It has been a busy day. Partly this was because I had to give a talk (of which more in due course) but mostly it was thanks to the kind hospitality of my hosts, particularly Lauro Moscardini, whom I have known for many years. I’m just back to the hotel after an extremely pleasant dinner with Lauro at Trattoria Serghei, which is just a few yards from my hotel. I had Tortelloni Burro e Salvia followed by Coniglio Arrosto, accompanied by a fine Sangiovese, in case you’re interested.

When I got up this morning I soon realised the weather was beautiful so instead of getting the bus to the Observatory I decided would just walk there. It turned out to be a good decision. Despite being rather further than the previous site, it only took me 45 minutes to get there, and that included a stop for a coffee. The building is brand new. So new that it’s not fully occupied, but I managed to find my way to the guest office easily. Impressively, despite the incomplete state of much of the interior, I found the WIFI working perfectly.

Anyway, it has been a busy but very enjoyable day. I’ll say more about what my talk was about when I get back home. I’m doing another one on Thursday on a completely different subject, and will no doubt have a completely different dinner too!