The story of how the observatory became a Star Wars droid

16415 April, 19:41 / Source: bigpicture.ru
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Professor Huber Zitt, professor of applied sciences at the University of Zweibrücken, Germany lived in a galaxy far far away. He was also known for his lectures on “Star Trek” and “Star Wars”. Together with his team he managed to turn the old observatory into the well-known R2-D2 robot.

The project to transform the Zweibrücken observatory into a huge droid was completed in 2018. The professor was helped by his father-in-law, a friend-artist and several students. Almost immediately, such art attracted the attention of Star Wars fans and even actor Mark Hamill, who wrote about it: “The R2-D2 Observatory turned the Germans into huge nerds.”

As it turned out later, these were not the first Star Wars fans who took up the building's alteration in a robot. In 2010, Goodsell Observatory at Carleton College, Minnesota, was also converted into an R2-D2 droid.

At one time, Huber Zitt received his doctorate at the University of the Saar in the field of the theory of systems of electrical technology and now teaches at the University of Zweibrücken as a full-time professor.

In his spare time, he began to give lectures on the “Star Trek”, and later on “Star Wars”. His first speech was called "Christmas Lecture", and in 2005, Sitt went to other European universities and conventions of popular science fiction.
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