I have been a life long lover of space. Tuesday night, I led a group from my Masonic lodge to the Ladd Observatory in Providence, RI. having viewed the “heavens” through binoculars, I was unprepared for the amazing magnification of a real, LARGE, telescope. There were two main things I viewed that night.
The Moon, or more particularly Sinus Iridum, or “Bay of Rainbows”. It is the name of the horseshoe- shaped feature made of basaltic lava.
The second major viewing was of Uranus, my first time seeing the planet. It looked like this:
I cannot encourage you enough to get out to the local observatory and see this. If you aren’t near one, buy, or borrow a telescope.