Photos: German Professor Turns His Observatory Into R2-D2!


Is this the droid you are looking for? In Germany, in September of 2018 one man with whom the force was strong, chose to make his observatory a little more eye-catching!

Hubert Zitt boldly painted his interstellar lookout post like R2-D2 from Star Wars. Enlisting the assistance of a small team, Mr Zitt transformed the Zweibrück Observatory of the Natural Science Association into a massive R2-D2.

Helped by his father-in-law Horst Helle, Ziit completed the paint job in September 2018. The excellent replication caught the attention of Star Wars fans around the world.

Most notably, Star Wars actor Mark Hamill aka Luke Skywalker who tweeted about the giant tribute, saying, “R2-D2 Observatory Transformed Germans Into Giant Nerds.” Awesome!

Dr. Hubert Zitt is also a huge sci-fi fan. and in the autumn of 2008, he became a regular lecturer at the The University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas teaching ‘The Physics of Star Trek.’

Images: Hochschule Kaiserslautern via Bored Panda.

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