Sunday, January 21, 2007

"We're always buzzin' just like neon, neon"

For Andrew's birthday, I took him to Griffith Observatory. We're both nerdy, so I thought this would be the perfect outing. (For those of you planning anything for an Andrew Moore, they prefer outings to presents.) We took lots of pictures, so I'll post those over the next few days.

After a 20 minute bus ride from the parking lot (which costs $8 a person, but Griffith is mostly free), we arrived at the lawn of Griffith. We headed for the front door (against the advice from the instructional video we watched on the bus). We had a delicious view of the city. Since this was our first time to actually go inside, we were making our own rules. We bought planetarium tickets and headed for the room with the sun exhibit. They have a scope aimed directly at the sun so you can observe it without that pesky retina searing that we've all been warned about as kids. Of course, it was evening so the sun was unavailable. We saw video of solar flares and how big different stars are, and we even got to see the periodic table! This room was nerd delight!

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