A group of students (I have word they are from the Physics Department) transformed Carleton College’s Goodsell Observatory into a massive R2-D2. The college is located in Northfield, Minnesota and is small private liberal arts college.

Although no one has officially come forward and taken responsibility, there is word that all the modifications were either draped or taped onto the dome causing no harm. Nothing was defaced or spray painted and there is no lasting damage.

This is one of the cooler, certainly geeky, pranks I’ve seen. It’s masterfully executed as well. In addition to just looking like our favorite droid from Star Wars, the gigantic R2 unit also emits all of his familiar beeps and bops. Hats off to the group of students who played this awesome “prank”, we salute you.


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