Sunday, April 11, 2010
I've only officially been to the Stull Observatory once, and it was great. But my favorite part of that experience had nothing to do with the telescopes there. While waiting in line, I looked up at the clear night sky, lost my balance a little bit, and tripped into the shadow of the building. I looked up again and the numbers of stars had increased tenfold. While everyone else enjoyed tiny, singular Jupiter for 5 seconds through the telescope, I laid in the grass in the shadow of a building and enjoyed the Milky Way.