Saturns rings

We’re down in Kent visiting the in-laws. The kids are happy as the proverbial pig, and G is loving her older female cousin; the hero-worship is already palbable.  Last night, my brother-in-law got his telescope out (fnar, fnar) and showed me the moon, Mars and Saturn (I saw the rings!  Fwip, fwip!).  How utterly, beautifully amazing it all; I can’t believe I’ve seen the craters on the moon in real life and not just a picture. We’re hoping the skies are clear tonight and we can show B (who will doubtless shrug his shoulders and ask where the aliens are…)

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