This giant R2D2 is actually an observatory

first_img Now playing: Watch this: $47 Mentioned Above Sphero R2-D2 0 Sphero R2-D2 2019 sci-fi and geeky movies to freak out about See it Amazon $46 2:15 See It Target Star Wars Professor Zitt recruited a small team that included his father-in-law, Horst Helle, the master painter Klaus Ruffing and student volunteers to transform the university’s domed-topped Zweibrücken Observatory into a giant version of the Star Wars astromech R2-D2. While the Star Wars makeover took place in September 2018, fans around the world have just started to take notice. center_img Preview • Sphero just made the best R2-D2 robot ever Tags CNET may get a commission from retail offers. The round dome head of the Star Wars astromech droid R2-D2 is about the same shape as the top of most observatories.  Lucasfilm If you’re going to be lecturing at a university about Star Wars and other popular sci-fi movies, you might as well leave your mark in the geekiest way possible.That’s exactly what Professor Hubert Zitt did while teaching at the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany.  See Star Wars Lego Millennium Falcon sets over nearly 20 years 17 Photos Share your voice Post a comment Even Star Wars actor Mark Hamill tweeted about it on Friday with the caption, “R2-D2 Observatory Transformed Germans Into Giant Nerds.”This isn’t the first university observatory to get a Star Wars makeover. Minnesota’s Goodsell Observatory at Carleton College was made to look like R2-D2 back in 2010. TV and Movies R2-D2 Observatory Transformed Germans Into Giant Nerds via @LaughingSquid— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) March 22, 2019last_img