To give you fair warning, we forgot our camera in the car again, and only had our phones to take pictures with. They are all really washed out, but cute at the same time:
For example, this one of Karl.
I had been looking forward to this event for years. I had heard my grandparents talking about the Snowbird Stargazing thing since I was a child.
The presenters were a couple of PHD astrophysicists from University of Utah. They were.. fun. One of the guys probably gets a lot of girls, and the other probably plays a lot of D&D. Guess which is which.
The best part of the 3 hour presentation (okay, it was only 90 minutes [longer than the Relief Society Broadcast]) was handling a real life meteorite. Did you know that in space it’s called a meteoroid, as it passes through our atmosphere it’s called a meteor, and once it’s hit the ground it’s called a meteorite? They didn’t discuss that in the presentation, but Karl is a genius.
They did, well D&D did, discuss the planets at length. It was basically a 3rd grad solar system model science fair project done by an astrophysicist. So, really long and super boring.
On the way out of the presentation we met a familiar face. Grandpa didn’t know we were coming, and we didn’t know he’d be there either. He was also unsatisfied by the content and length of the presentation. He also presents sometimes, and does things differently.
Packing the tram.
View from the top. That’s south Salt Lake.
Ghosts. Just kidding. No light means terrible cell phone shots, and progressively worse shots on repeated attempts, for some reason. This is grandpa next to a telescope.
My washed out double chin.
This is an actual picture from the day. Karl’s cell Phone pressed up to the largest telescope yielded this beauty. The shadows on the craters along the terminator are awesome.
Jupiter and 3 Galilean moons.
Signs for some CRAZY ski slopes. The altitude and inclines of these runs were terrifying.
Also my toes were there. It was cold in my Chacos.
We were in good spirits, mostly because of the awesome picture of the moon Karl got. Afterwards we went to stay at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Anyway, we recommend the stargazing thing if you can catch it on a week without Casanova and D&D.
Dictated but not read.