Be a star watcher.In 1610, Galileo looked through the first telescope and saw stars. Not because he got bopped on the head, but because his new tool brought those tiny glimmers of light closer than they had ever been before.
You can do the same thing today. Of course, if you live in a city, all the streetlights will make it hard to see much up there. That's why when some real star-searchers want to see stars, they head for the country.
For example there's the West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers club, which does its star-gazing in the middle of 170,000 acres of undeveloped Kentucky forest called Land Between the Lakes, miles from any city.
That means the night sky is dark-really dark. On some summer nights, they bring their telescopes to the park's planetarium planetarium, optical device used to project a representation of the heavens onto a domed ceiling; the term also designates the building that houses such a device. A modern planetarium consists of as many as 150 motor-driven projectors mounted on an axis. and let visitors have a look.
Club President Dale Baltimore said, "The kids love it. Most people who come through here have never even looked through a telescope. Here, they can even see the big red spot on Jupiter. They can see the rings of Saturn The rings of Saturn are a system of planetary rings around the planet Saturn. They consist of countless small particles, ranging in size from microns to meters, each on its own individual orbit about Saturn. , and they're just thunderstruck thun·der·struck
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Most cities have planetarium facilities. Check what's available where you live.
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