Friday, January 1, 2010

The Observatory

FYI...Kelseyville has an observatory! Who would have guessed, right? Actually I found out about it a couple of weeks ago while searching the office of education website and I thought it looked interesting. Needless to say, I was excited when Jake mentioned his whole family was going to be attending a presentation. It wasn't a private event, but I think there were only 2 or 3 people there that weren't related to us in some way. The presentation was about dating the birth of Jesus by using astrological data. According to the film, it was likely that Jesus was born on Sept. 15th in 7 BC. I'm somewhat fascinated by space. Well, I was really fascinated by it until I took astronomy in college and then found it to be incredibly boring. I was hoping the class would explore the idea of extraterrestrial life, but instead it was more like a physics/chemistry class. I accidentally skipped the one class that was devoted to a lecture about the possibility of aliens. So lesson to those still in school: don't skip class!!! Don't worry mom and dad, I ended up with an A or a B...well probably a B.

1 comment:

Margie said...

When I come to the pear festival I am going to the observatory.
Some day you will have to visit with Ward's mom. She worked for NCAR (National Center of Aeronautics Research) above Boulder. ... She would be a bevy of information. She's just as interesting as Uncle Ward, too. :)