Earlier this week, my mommy darling had a brain-wave, so on Friday night, the family (sans sister B, Happy, nephew M and nephew D) trekked off to the Planetarium in Jo’burg for a show themed around the moon!
It was fascinating… the images were spectacular! They set up a small portable telescope outside and we looked at the moon- you could see it so clearly you could count the craters! Damien had a look and as he stepped away for the next person in the queue to have a look, the astronomer talking to us said “That’s the most UN-interested look I’ve ever seen on anyone’s face!” Damien smiled sheepishly and I giggled, saying something about morose teenagers and how they’re not allowed to look intrigued by anything! At least I know I’m not seeing things! Then we went inside for the show proper. I tell you, seeing stars so clearly was magical! But it was more than a little neck wrenching! They also showed us some video clips and photographs taken on the moon by the American astronauts as well as outlining a brief history about the attempts to land on, orbit and photograph the moon.
Okay bunnies- now try this.
Tip your head all the way back, while sitting up straight. Now look from side to side as though you’re looking around a massive domed ceiling. Do that for a little over an hour.
The seats in there are terrible- they have these little headrest thingies ‘coz you spend most of the time looking up at the domed ceiling… but the seat doesn’t lean back at all and it just kills your neck!!
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