When i was in middle school, one of our field trips was to the planetarium. It was one of the best trips we had ever been on. As a child, sitting in the seats and experiencing the stars above was magical and something completely out of this world.
I did not do much star gazing as a child growing up in the great outdoors. My mother and grandmother told me that if i counted the stars i would go blind and as a child, i did not want to go blind. I believe they told me this so i would be afraid to go outside after dark. And it certainly worked.
On that field trip, i was inspired to imagine that there is something bigger than myself in the universal! After all these years, i remember that trip like it was yesterday. I haven't returned to the planetarium but it was a trip that has remained with me through all these years.
I cannot wait to take my children to the planetarium and experience all the magic and wonder it has to offer.
Were you ever inspired by a school trip as a child?