BY Beth Comery
Presumably Professor Britton has no trouble getting a date — he’s an uber-cool musician with a 16-incher. (Okay okay, that’s obvious and juvenile, but at least I didn’t make a salacious pun in my headline like Dave said he wasn’t gonna do, but then he totally did!). An article in yesterday’s ProJo reported on the opening of the new 16-inch telescope at the Margaret Jacoby Observatory on the grounds of the Community College of Rhode Island and profiled its director Professor Brendan Britton without once mentioning his (techno/electronica/synthy) band Triangle Forest.
First I must mention that last night’s First Light Party at the observatory was postponed due to weather, and has been rescheduled for next Wednesday June 10th. (Check the website for updates.) But how cool is this guy… a musician who teaches physics and astronomy. He and Brian May (who finally completed his Ph.D. thesis in astrophysics, Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud, in 2007) could just sit around discussing quasars and guitar picks over a cup of tea. The observatory is open to the public on Wednesdays, and Triangle Forest is playing tonight downtown. They will be appearing later this summer at Wooly Fair and IndieArts Fest, and have upcoming shows at AS220 and Wheels as well.
Triangle Forest plays tonight, Thursday, Club Energy, 69 Union Street