The Perpetual Guardian Planetarium. Is that not the coolest name ever?
I’ve been following Ian Griffin on Twitter long enough to have developed some appreciation for the beauty of the night sky and realise that Hooper Inlet’s is kind of a big deal in terms of astronomy observation but I am not really a sciencey-space person.
The story of space.
Romantic names of the moon include the seas of tranquility and serenity; the ocean of storms. The Milky Way is also known as the kete- a basket knocked over, spilling out stars. And in every good story, there is a villain. Mercury was described “amazingly hostile” which is how I’d describe my rage-toddler some days.
I am far more enamoured with the poetry of the stars than the science but the thing about the night sky is that you can’t separate the two.
Also, the Otago Museum is the home of the $3 bagel and fresh cream cheese in 3 flavours. And the fluffies are FFFFFRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE with a hot drink. Is that family-friendly or what?!
Star light, Star bright. The first star I see tonight. I wish I may, I wish I might…