The Universe at the Planetarium

IMG_3279At the weekend I went with the girls to the Planetarium in Judenburg. It is housed in a very high medieval tower making it the tallest planetarium in the world. I am not sure what that meansapart from the fact you have to climb almost as many steps as in Positano.

Because we were there during the day we did not study the night sky, but rather watched a documentary on the universe. It was incredibly well explained for both adults and children and it showed amazing images of our solar system. Believe it or not I got really emotional. The incommensurable vastness and our insignificant smallness suddenly made the possibility of life on another planet very plausible. The girls obviously made fun of me: as usual I am the embarassing mother. “Mom it’s ok, you are Italian!”