What better way to spend a bank holiday weekend than trying to get your head around some of life’s mysteries… so off we popped to the Alien Revolution exhibition at Royal Observatory Greenwich today. To summarize, it wasn’t as much an exhibition as a collection of generic alien topic print-outs littered across the walls in a hot and stuffy room. A small room. Bit of a let down to be honest – but it was free so “meh”.
While you’re there, you might as well have a gander at the Astronomy Centre – Astronomy Explores / Inspires / Questions. You’ll perhaps learn a little extra about the stars, the planets, space… plus you can have a play on the infrared camera and explore the galaxies.
Needless to say, I didn’t really find out anything particularly new about space, but I did touch a really, really, REALLY old thing. It was a rock. Well actually it was a chunk of a meteorite that once hit the Earth. 4.5 billion year’s old, it was. Whoa. That’s a pretty old rock.
Here are some spacey quotes for you…
‘The most important thing is not to stop questioning’ – Albert Einstein, 1879 – 1955
‘Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying’ – Arthur C. Clarke, 1917
‘Nothing in the entire universe ever perishes… this thing may pass into that, and that into this, yet the sums of things remains unchanged’ – Ovid, 43 BC – 17AD
‘To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me’ – Sir Isaac Newton, 1642 – 1727