It was cold and windy, end of story. But at least it wasn’t wet. It only rained a few drops — and the clouds eventually cleared off, though at the start it was really cloudy.
I learned a few different things:
- Those awesome pictures you see of different nebulae, you don’t just take them through a stronger telescope, you actually have to have a telescope with a motor so it can track what it’s taking a picture of, so you can tape the camera on so the camera can take pictures of it for several minutes. It can take HOURS!
- The best picture we have of Pluto is actually very foggy and horrible. The pictures that are clear are actually an artist’s interpretation.
- The Star Gazer guy, Jack Horkheimer, died this past August.
- Star Gazer started out as Star Hustler, but then came the internet and search engines and. . . yeah.
- And much, much more.
So, all in all, DESPITE THE COLD, it was REALLY fun!
ASTRONOMY!!!! 😀 Astronomy is awesome. Didya know about the double-star that’s double in itself? It’s a pair of stars orbiting another pair. I got to see it.
I’m glad you had a good time!
So, are you working on a new installment of “My winter wonder land”? I’m waiting . . . .
Actually on the global warming one. But I’ll get on the Winter Wonder Land one soon!
I am a teacher from Sydney Australia and enjoyed reading this post.
That is so interesting – that to take photographs of nebulae you need a telescope with a motor. Distance is an amazing concept, and people’s minds are amazing too – to take a problem and work on it until it’s solved.
An astronomy jamboree sounds like a lot of fun – you are lucky to have attended one AND to have had so much fun too 🙂
@ CG (much belated reply): I think we talked about it some, but we didn’t get to see it.
@ MrsP & AllStars: thanks! 😀