Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Saturn 61, Dr. Lisa 0

Before class, Saturn only had 60 moons. Get back to my computer, and now Saturn has 61 moons. Yes, this was directly relevant to the material covered today. No, I don't make my students memorize these sorts of numbers as the universe would simply mock them anyways!

5 comments:

essentialsaltes said...

That reminds me...

I assume you saw Phil Plait linking to Stephen Fry:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/03/02/fryed-astronomy/

hagdirt said...

Saturn is awesome.

Dr. Lisa said...

Mike - Yup, I saw that. I want them to name all of our orbital space debris as moons!

I love Saturn, truly, but it's out to get me today!

Dr. Cark said...

I think we should celebrate each newly discovered moon with cake.

Dr. Lisa said...

Oooh...since I've never celebrated with moon cake, I have at least 0+0+1+2+63+61+27+13+3 slices to eat! Great idea!