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ASTRON colleagues crammed together like sardines

Submitter: Andre Gunst
Description: Some time ago, a number of ASTRON colleagues flew off to Cape Town for a SKA MIDPREP/AAMID workshop to discuss and work towards SKA-2, in particular the Mid-Frequency Aperture Array (MFAA) component. At the airport, a shuttle bus was arranged which could fit six persons. However one of our colleagues, who will rename nameless, had some "over-sized" luggage with him which was certainly too large for the shuttle bus and its occupants.

After many calls, it took the cab driver almost 45 minutes to find a solution to this. Two buses were required - one for the over-sized box (now clearly observed to be containing a racing bike) and it's owner, and another for the rest of our party, now somewhat wilting after the 12 hour plane journey and the unexpected delay. The latter were packed into the second bus like sardines in a tin.

It was "erg gezellig" according to the person shown above right in the image, no doubt considering that this team building exercise would lead to a significant improvement in cross-cutting institute collaborations.
Copyright: ASTRON
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