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The Planetarium

November 26th, 2017 at 09:40 pm

We have a lovely planetarium at my university run by a fabulous astronomer. Ever since DD was about 8 or so, we make it a habit to go to their special shows a couple of times a year. Usually they're Friday and Saturday nights with special shows for things like meteor showers and the eclipse. Today they started a Sunday show and although their prices have risen from $2 to $5, it's a lovely way to spend some time. This one was on the Colors of the Cosmos. DD, her BF, and I loved it. They then talk through the stars in the current night sky, what to watch for, and take questions. I think I only retain about 15% of it, but I really enjoy it.

As we drove home, we passed a shopping center jammed with cars, and I couldn't help think I'd much rather look at stars than be in a crowded mall.

Chicago Laura, I hope your DD has visited it!

4 Responses to “The Planetarium”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    Sounds good!

  2. snafu Says:

    Lovely holiday experience, were searching for similar experiences. We're determined to knock the idea of endless shopping, buying stuff unwanted/un-needed by recipients, and over eating off it's Christmas pedestal this year. Confluence of retailers having already announced best ever Black Frida week, complex restrictive on external decorations and my determination to keep tp 'heart healthy lifestyle.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Hooray snafu--I'm with you!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Sounds like a fun way to spend an afternoon.

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