Today was our space day.
It began with a trip to Raleigh to the Museum of Natural Sciences for Astronomy Day where Tucker and I took in the very cool Elumenati Dome, stumped the “Stump the Scientist” with a question about the size of the Radiosphere, asked “If the Sun were to be suddenly removed, how long would it be before the lack of solar gravity would be noticed on earth?” (and got no real answer — my own guess about 8 and 1/3 minutes, the time it takes for light from the sun to reach earth) and generally enjoyed visiting the exhibits.
We took a break for Odyssey of the Mind and a Neighborhood meeting, then watched 2001: A Space Odyssey. Tucker having read the book (more than once I might mention) had much more insight to the story than I had. And since he’d also read 2010, he had some other ideas about parts that were completely opaque to me.
Just had mail from Bora alerting us to the appearance of the Science Blogging Anthology at Daily Koz where a Science thread featuring some interesting objects in space are also noted.