Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Loving astronomy

Of all the sciences, I really love and appreciate astronomy the most and I think this bias has rubbed off on my sons. Dylan loves reading about our solar system and even knows a lot about the sun and the major planets. He simply cannot have enough of Saturn's beautiful rings and Jupiter's many moons. He loves finding out about space, the stars, and black holes.

One of Lennon's favorite things is a picture book on the sun, moon and the planets. Whenever he wakes up in the wee hours of the morning, he'd get that book and look at it. The craters on the moon and the fiery sun fascinate him and he'd point to the pictures again and again.

If there is anything we all agree on, it is looking at all the awesome pictures (such as this one) of newly born stars, nebulas, surfaces of planets, moons, comets, asteroids and other stuff that astromers provide.

Sometimes, on cloudless nights, we'd go outside and gaze at the multitude of stars that fill our sky, they hang so low we could almost touch them with our hands. On some days, beautiful Venus appears and takes our breaths away.

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