Sunday, May 22, 2011

Star gazing

This weekend we visited the Cusco Planetarium. From our garden in Cusco the stars in the sky are incredibly bright, but nothing compared to the stars in the campo. When we went out into the countryside just on the outskirts of Cusco to the Planetarium the stars were amazing. The experts took a long time explaining to us about the stars , planets and galaxies. We were then shown a number of the things we had learned about in the talk when we went outside with the naked eye, but the most exciting part was looking through the telescope at the stars . The big big treat was seeing the planet saturn with its characteristic rings, very clearly through the telescope!!!!

We were reminded of these verses in Psalm 8

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?
O Lord our Lord how majestic is your name in all the earth!

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