Thursday, July 14, 2016
At around 8:30 we all headed to the Car building to see the planetarium. It looked like something out of a movie. It was AMAZING!!! We found out that from Meadville the north star is 42 degrees from the horizon. We don't see the stars in the morning because of the atmosphere but in the planetarium we saw the sun next to the stars. After the planetarium we went to the observatory and it was so cool! Just from the roof we could see Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Looking through the two telescopes we saw Saturn's rings and its moons. We also were able to see 2 of the 3 stars, Altair and Vega in the Summer Triangle. Someone even caught a glimpse of a shooting star. It didn't last long because it was kind of cloudy, but it was the best thing I have ever done.