Today I felt well enough to go with the girls to the Planetarium in the city. EV had visited with her School a year or so ago and wanted to show us how cool it is to see a space movie in the domed theater. So, we saw a short film about two kids that build a rocket ship out of the cardboard box that their new refrigerator came in and fly to each of the planets. Not a high-budget presentation but tastefully done. Then we had a look at several of the exhibits:
46mm, 1/20th of a second, f/5.6, ISO 1600.
At this planetarium, pluto still ranks up there with the gas giants and the rocky midgets.
While the girls browsed the shop, I had a look at the telescopes for sale and was astonished at how inexpensive decent scopes have become. The young, enthusiastic shop guy came over and offered to answer any questions. I asked whether any of the scopes included the hardware to track and attach a camera. He noted that many of them have those capabilities with add-ons. Hmm. Some day that might be fun...