January 23, 2012

Stargazing

On Saturday night a friend of Brandon's brought a couple of his telescopes over and gave us all a homeschool astronomy lesson. I wasn't sure what to expect, and was surprised by how big the telescope was.



We all learned quite a bit and were amazed at all we were able to see, including Venus and Jupiter. We even saw three of Jupiter's moons, as well as an eclipse of Jupiter. We also saw the Andromeda Galaxy, which is 2.5 million light-years away, and the Messier 81, a galaxy which is 12 million light-years away! It's hard to wrap my mind around how far that is. It's also amazing that God created such a vast universe and yet he knows the number of hairs on our head.

It was a great night and a fun homeschool lesson. Thanks Mike!



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