Sunday, October 13, 2002

A trip to the Observatory in Victoria was the order of fun last night. Aside from being a freezing cold place to visit in the fall, it was really fun, informative and thought-provoking trip. As well as seeing the largest (at one time) mirrored telescope in the world, we sat in on a lecture that discussed the Big Bang. From what we were told I learned that scientists have worked out that the laws of physics have been in existence from the one billionth trillionth trillionth trillionth (ten to the forty-third power) of a second after the Big Bang. Before that, they just don't know. I am amazed that they can state that fact with that much certainty and precision. Banana and McMonk were along to take in all of this. They were duly impressed, too. We had a show in a planetarium that described where some of the constellations and major systems could be found.

As I stepped out of the obsevatory at 11:15 am and looked up into a cold, clear windy sky, I felt a little more connected and knowledgeable about what was up there.

I get a bit smarter each day, whether I need it or not.

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