maura @ 10:04 pm
Today we went to the AMNH because Gus wanted to see scorpions because my mom gave him a scorpion encased in lucite. We didn’t end up seeing any, though, which was fine, really, because Jonathan showed him a bunch of small animals fighting scorpions videos on YouTube.
We did see the Mythical Creatures exhibit one last time (it closes on Sunday), and then we used our complementary tickets to the space show that we’ve had for a year (since getting a membership) that expire in 3 weeks (how last minute of us!).
The space show was pretty cool — all about stuff colliding in space, the creation of the moon, the dinosaur-killing asteroid, etc. Very pretty and only a little scary-loud. Afterwards we were all spaced up so we bypassed the possibility of scorpions in the Hall of Biodiversity and went straight down to the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Did you know that Gus would weigh 15 pounds on Mars?
There are lots of black holes in Super Mario Galaxy so when we walked by a small room showing a video about black holes of course we had to go in. I hadn’t even known this room existed! It’s all tucked away in a corner, next to a gorgeous photo of the Elephant’s Trunk Nebula taken by the Hubble.
I don’t know, I mean, I really do believe in Science, but somehow I find the concept of a black hole to be kind of weak. Oh, you can’t see it, but it’s there, really! It’s just SO dark! Because it’s so heavy and everything is collapsing into it!
Somehow during the course of the video Jonathan and I started imagining Will Arnett doing the narration using a total Gob voice. Just thinking of him saying phrases like “singularity,” “event horizon,” and “accretion zone” made me giggle out loud. I kept laughing all the way home, and am still laughing now. Go ahead, try it!