Saturday, 9 February 2013

Out of this world

Last night, it was Light Night in Nottingham, so we ventured out in the February cold. After a trip to the pizza restaurant to make sure we were suitably fuelled, we walked up to the Royal Centre to see these special visitors:



Ds is a huge Dr Who fan. There were two Daleks in this installation and they had sound and movement - although a very limited vocabulary. It was just one word! Our Dr Who operation game is more fun from that point of view. We couldn't get close enough to see if the T.A.R.D.I.S was bigger on the inside!

We didn't have tickets for the light performance at Nottingham Castle but we were able to visit one of the shows at the inflativerse pop-up planetarium inside the Nottingham Contemporary. We went to the show about myths and legends in constellations and really enjoyed hearing the stories of Orion the hunter, Hercules and Draco, and Cassiopeia, Andromeda and the sea snake (story sounds like a variation on Snow White, only this one came first, I think). Ds was really interested because he just read the Percy Jackson books.

It's difficult to really see the stars from our house, owing to light pollution from the city, but next time we go up to Grandma's, we'll have to take a night walk and see if we can spot any of the constellations referred to.

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