воскресенье, 14 ноября 2010 г.

Marina and the telescope)))

Natasha and I had a chance to see the observatory yesterday. I love-love-love old telescopes and observatorias (so I try and visit every single one of them)).
This telescope is older than 120 years! Now it serves only for excursions, 'cause the observatory has new, modern equipment with all that digital jazz going on. But this one, old and cute, is the part of astronomic history. With this telescope one of the scientist was able to come to the conclusion that Jupiter, like Saturn, has rings too. Later this theory was proven right by Voyager flyby mission)))

Well, actually I've had a great week-end, thantks to my friend and nice warm weather. I'll post some pictures later, but now I just want to curl under the blanket with a cup of hot green tea and few pretty tasty apples, and to read the book I've bought yesterday on the International Book Fair (I've also bought 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' by Stieg Larsson - I've seen the movie and now can't wait to read the book))).

Have a nice Sunday (mine is almost over, but I know that in some countries it's just starting)))

2 комментария:

  1. I like visiting observatories and planetariums, too. I sometimes wish I'd gotten my degree in Astronomy rather than Art History. But I also realize this would have meant many long, late, cold hours in an observatory!

    I have heard several good things recently about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo film. I'll have to give it a try.

  2. You know, it's almost funny, but at some point I actually thought about becoming an astronomer)) But than was frightened by the amount of math you have to study on astronomy faculty)))
    I really liked the movie, but now, while reading the book, I can actually tell that the book is better. I just can't stop reading it)