these photos are from the protostars and planets vi conference reception at heidelberg castle back in july. heidelberg is one of the cutest cities i’ve been to, a glorified german college town with no shortage of beautiful views. the conference itself was fantastic. i met lots of amazing fellow astronomers working in the fields of star and planet formation and may have drank lots of german beer. as you do. i was even productive and set up several collaborations. most importantly, i was able to spend time with my darling grainne, whom i miss dearly.