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A new captain of Astrolunch

Submitter: Harish Vedantham
Description: Astrolunches are at the heart of the scientific atmosphere at ASTRON and JIVE. I took over organizing them from the indomitable Jason Hessels five years ago. Jason himself had kept the show going for almost a decade.

I have derived much pleasure organising the talks, especially the many special events of broader significance.
It is time for a new dynamic captain to steer it from now on and bring a fresh perspective. Luckily for us, our meteoric colleague Joe Callingham has agreed to take on the reins in the new year.

My gratitude to all the speakers and audience that made Astrolunch what it is. A special thanks is due to the secretaries and canteen staff for the logistical support.

The image here shows the symbolic handover with the backdrop of the title slide of the last Astrolunch talk of 2023.
Copyright: CC-BY-NC-SA (credit: Jason Hessels)
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