Day 26: Mees Observatory!

Today was absolutely spectacular. Everyone came into work a little later than usual, so that we could take a field trip to Mees Observatory. Before we went, we had dinner, catered by Sticky Lips, at Mendon Ponds. Dinner was really good, and it was fun to just hang out with everyone for a little bit. Then we took a fairly long, but enjoyable, bus ride to the observatory. We were given a presentation/quiz about different aspects of space: the technology, planets, etc. After the presentation everyone took a small hike up a hill to the observatory. Using the telescope we saw a double star, a galaxy, a nebula, and a cluster of stars. This was the highlight of my day. Even without the telescope, we had an excellent view of the sky, and we could see constellations, satellites, meteors, and even some of the milky way. I got really excited every time I managed to catch a glimpse of a meteor, they were so fun to look at! I probably could have spent the entire night there…

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