Today I went to one of my favorite places in Minnesota, the St. Paul Science museum. Starting February 20th, the Science museum was doing a space-themed exhibit until September. Since I’m the secretary of the Astronomy club and my best friends are the president and VP, we made a trip. Today we took the two-hour trek to the science museum and I definitely left feeling satisfied.
When we got there, we got tickets to the exhibit and the Omni-theater. The two showings we saw were about the journey to space and the Hubble telescope. The journey to space movie was really fascinating. It takes a lot of time and effort to come up with the technology that brings people up to space. After watching that, I felt so small. The galaxy and our universe are so big and we haven’t really explored much of it yet. I really hope in my lifetime that we will be able to explore more of what’s beyond the stars. The second movie was about the Hubble telescope. It’s orbiting around the earth! It also displayed in the movie how astronauts had to take trips to help fix the telescope.
Besides the Omni-theater, we went to the actual exhibit. It was really busy so I didn’t have time to really do all the activities that were there, but we did wait in line to be in this machine for about five minutes. It simulated what it’s like to be weightless in space. It was really interesting but at the same time, I felt really dizzy afterward. We don’t even realize how beneficial gravity is until we are in space and it’s nonexistent.
Our group took a lot of pictures! It worked out because all the club officers made the trek! So it was the group of five who wandered the museum and learned cool new stuff about space! The science museum is my all-time favorite place to go and it was really interesting to learn cool new stuff and to get out of town for the day.