Big Eyed Beans from Venus

(First in a short series on Astro department Christmas parties)

Just back from the Oxford Astronomy Department (where I proudly count myself as a visitor) Christmas/Holiday party. Aside from a fairly staggering amount of booze, featured entertainment was “Big-Eyed Beans From Venus”, a bluesy five-piece featuring students and postdocs from the astro group (and one ringer, providing the first pictures of the group here) thrashing out songs with an astro theme, from the Captain Beefheart song providing their name, to Lou Reed’s “Satellite of Love” and The Only Ones’ “Another Girl, Another Planet” (a personal favorite, up there with John Peel’s choice of “Teenage Kicks” as the perfect rock ‘n’ roll song).

Pictures of the event will be posted when available…