Saturday, February 10, 2007

Star gazing......

I have a small telescope which I use from time to time.....looking at the Moon and Venus mostly.

The other night 'L' and I spent a very pleasant couple of hours on a lawn in front of a University of Western Australia building looking at parts of the cosmos through some very expensive telescopes.....we went to University Summer School and did an astronomy class. It was way cool!!!

We saw the Moon so closely that I'm sure I saw the glint of the the remains of the lunar landing module.....and the impact stress fractures radiating from the Tyco crater....amazing stuff! We saw Pleiades (the only stars mentioned in the Bible apparently) and the Orion that's really cool!

Now I want a really big telescope to see everything I can........mmmmmm more money needed, must win Lotto!!!


mouthfulofpancake said...

I'm so jealous!!! I missed out on the astronomy unit in high school because I was bumped up to chemistry. I lucked out.

JollyRgr said...

Look at UWA summer school. They have stuff like that all the time.

Didn't win Lotto :-(

Goose said...

Sorry to hear you're not living the lotto life! :-)

UWA do have some pretty cool summer school things (I wish I'd done some when I had the chance!). My Sweetie wil be most jealous about the star-gazing (as am I!), as she's a big astronomy fan!