Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lost in space...or Galileo


I'm pretty sure my dad would appreciate this once in a lifetime opportunity...Galileo in Philadelphia! The Franklin, one of the world's premier science museums, is the only international stop for Galileo, The Medici and The Age of Astronomy. Soak in the Galileo experience, then spend the day exploring the Giant Heart, watching an IMAX movie and training your eyes on the stars at the Space Command and Fels Planetarium.

I actually just finished previewing the exhibit and it was pretty interesting. You obviously have to know the history and be interested in astronomy...or the various subjects Galileo features. There are a few interactive pieces but the best part is looking at one of the first telescope's ever! Remember, this is the only international stop...so hurry :).

And if you want to see the funny side of things, check out Derrick Pitts, the Chief Astronomer at The Franklin, talking about Galileo, the Medici and the Age of Astronomy, on The Colbert Report.

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