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This German professor repainted his observatory into R2-D2

A long time ago (September 2018) in a galaxy far, far away (Germany), one man decided to give his observatory some extra pizzazz by painting it to look like R2-D2 from Star Wars.

Hubert Zitt, with the help of a small team, transformed the Zweibrück Observatory of the Natural Science Association into an enormous R2-D2. Bored Panda shared:

The sci-fi professor completed the project in September 2018, aided by his father-in-law Horst Helle, the master painter Klaus Ruffing and several helping students and it has caught the eyes of Star Wars fans everywhere. The most notable fan of the re-design was Star Wars actor Mark Hamill who tweeted about it, “R2-D2 Observatory Transformed Germans Into Giant Nerds.”

Awesome!

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While he teaches electrotechnology, Dr. Hubert Zitt is also a huge sci-fi fan. Dr. Zitt has a doctorate from Saarland University in systems theory of electrotechnology (which sounds pretty impressive if I say so myself) and is now a tenured professor at the University of Applied Sciences, Kaiserslautern, Zweibrücken.

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Having painted my kitchen and study with my wife, I can’t even begin to imagine how much planning had to go into this to get the right dimensions and proportions. I also would have agonized over matching the colors exactly to the point that I never would have gotten it done.

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In the fall of 2008, Dr. Zitt became a regular lecturer at the The University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas teaching ‘The Physics of Star Trek.’

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I think the next one is the coolest one. It looks like a turret on Hoth (sort of)!

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It definitely creates opportunities for extremely cool pictures!

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Written by Dan Broadbent

Science Enthusiast. Atheist. Lover of cats.

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