The Shining Brightness of Stars (Science Museum Exhibition Road London)

Friday March 1, 2019

KINGDOM ADVENTURES BY GILDA PINEDA DIONELA The most visited science, technology, engineering and medicine museum in Europe is the Science Museum on Exhibition Road, London. One thing that is good about the museums in London is that they are open to the public for free.. The Science Museum has about 15,000 objects to see at any given time, and with more than 220,000 pieces in total. Every object is enough for one to write a whole article - to describe the ingenuity and intelligence of human beings since time began. For now, our area of focus is “Exploring the Space Gallery”. The planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, and several constellations of stars, can be seen through the naked eyes depending locations in the hemisphere. But Galileo Galelli’s telescope (a replica is in the museum) broke through in astronomical observations in many ways. One confirms the theory of Copernicus that the Earth orbits the Sun. The actual Apollo 10 spacecraft that carried the astronauts Thomas Stafford, Eugene Cernan and John Young to the moon and back in 1969 is in the museum too. I have enjoyed stargazing since I was a kid. There was nothing to do in my remote village, and with no electricity, it was totally dark as soon as the sun sets. We just ate boiled peanuts, watermelon seeds and peanut brittle, among several organic snacks our grandmother served while we looked up and counted the stars beyond dark cloudless nights. This is the reason that my attention was drawn so much towards the Space Gallery. I failed at counting the stars, but the fact that God knows the number of the stars, and named each one of them, is enough to make every human being on Earth praise and worship...... Read more on Full Issue!

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