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May. 6th, 2011 @ 11:12 am Unobservant People are my Fault
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Today's installment of 'people writing stupid things after getting tickets for being stupid.'





No, we certainly don't post the signs in advance, and DEFINITELY not by Tuesday of the game week. Oh wait. We do. Well, then the signs must be really tiny, right? Almost unnoticable...





Oops. (Okay, that one's been run over, but it was the only pic I could find.)

But the kid did have one thing right. I do find it terribly amusing when people do stupid things and get tickets. So yeah, when you ignore those signs and park in illegal places and get ticketed, then yes! You are quite pleasing unto mine eyes!
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From:beccastareyes
Date:May 6th, 2011 05:40 pm (UTC)
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I remember back when I was a regular at UNL's Student Observatory (located on the parking garage west of Memorial Stadium), we knew that we couldn't bring cars to the Observatory the night before game day. (Well, not and leave them there after dawn.) It was just part of the routine.
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From:corellianrogue
Date:May 6th, 2011 11:32 pm (UTC)
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Exactly. And this was the Spring Game, so it's not exactly a surprise even without the signs.

I've often considered heading up to check out the Observatory. Is it worth it for a layperson who can only identify the moon?
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From:beccastareyes
Date:May 6th, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
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Yes, but I'd wait to find an open house, or at least a night when they are helping undergrads in the fall.

Normally the telescope operators are pretty good at finding things that look cool to everyone. Right now, most of the planets are in the dawn sky*, but Saturn is finally far enough into its spring to look more like itself. The summer sky has a couple of nice deep sky objects, including the Ring Nebula, which you can see even from the parking garage. And my favorite double star -- two stars that orbit each other.

Holmes Lake or the big observatory out by Mead are also good places.

* Seriously, look to the east a half-hour before sunrise, if you're up and have a nice east sky. You'll definitely be able to see Venus and Jupiter without knowing much. Maybe Mars. Mercury is there too, but Mercury is a pain to spot unless you know where to look.
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From:kitsuneyujji
Date:May 6th, 2011 05:59 pm (UTC)
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I have to admit that whenever I see these things, it brightens my day a little.

lol.

So funny.
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From:corellianrogue
Date:May 6th, 2011 11:33 pm (UTC)
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*laughs* Glad to be of some use, then. These both amuse and frustrate me, but mostly amuse. The things people come up with, you know?