Friday, July 09, 2004

College Astronomy class

I just came back from sitting in my wife's Astronomy class. My wife went for the extra credits, and I attended for the chance to see through a real telescope. Well, to get to the telescope meant I had to sit through a hour of lecture that comprised of some computer animations, a DVD show, and lastly lengthy star projections. I was video taping some of it for my wife's friend, and I felt asleep during the DVD show. Her friend is going to see, or rather, experience my almost dropping of her precious camcorders. Anyway, back to the telescope... I finally had my 5 seconds (literally) at the telescope and managed to see a white 5 mm (in the eye piece) spot which is supposed to be Jupiter. Not really exciting but an experience nonetheless.