Sunday, January 23, 2011

Visit to the Air and Space Museum

Today, Nat, Katherine, Peter, Julia, Patrick, David, and I visited the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum! Despite the frigid outdoor temperatures, the trip was a great success. After successfully navigating the DC Metro system, we arrived at the National Mall, only to begin walking in the wrong direction! Being smart Hamilton students, however, we quickly realized the error of our ways and headed in the right direction. When we arrived, we purchased our tickets to the Planetarium showing of "Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity"--Thanks, Hamilton! We then explored the various exhibits, including the memorable Wright brothers exhibit. We then made our way to the Planetarium for what was truly an unforgettable almost 3D experience! In our reclining seats, we travelled through the Milky Way and beyond! Like a raging river approaching a waterfall, black holes suck matter into their dark vortex through the ultimate force of gravity. After the showing, we visited the World War II exhibit and learned the crucial role of aircrafts in war. Finally, we finished the day with some McDonalds happy meals at the food court. A great day for all!

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