There is not a lot that gets me excited. (and despite the pretenses I put on, there isn’t a lot that really bothers me either)
Tuesday night was one of the few times in a long time I really got excited about something. I was able to spend several hours in the evening at the University of Minnesota Obersvatory, on the roof of the Physics building.
Believe it or not, I had never before looked through a telescope before at the heavens. In one night I was able to view all the things that Galleilo saw that proved the Earth does not revolve around the Sun: the phases of Venus (half), the moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, and even a fuzzy Mars.
I’m going to get a telescope.