Wednesday, February 11, 2009
How To Visualise Constellations
MiddleOne: I think I have a way to see the constellation lines at night.
Me: What do you mean?
MO: How to join up the stars in the sky.
Me: You mean actually draw the constellation lines on the sky? How would yo do that?
MO: You'd fire rockets that leave burning fuel in the sky in lines.
Me: Sorry, how would the burning fuel stay up?
MO: It would be gas, burning gas, and it would stay up connecting the stars.
Me: That might work! Why not build a frame of wire in the shape of the constellation, coat that with petrol, set it alight and have a balloon carry it in front of the constellation.
EldestOne: That's silly Dad, you'd set everyone on fire, use glow sticks instead.
SO: Our arms and legs fall of, and then they melt, and then we get put back together and kill aliens.
Me, MO, EO: !!!!!!!!!!!
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