Hi everypuppy and everycat! It's me - Amber! As part of my duties as Chief Meteorologist for the Ao4, it also falls upon me to study Astronomy - you know, the planets, the moon, stuff like that. Speaking of which - did anypup do anything cool the night of the full moon?
We didn't do anything real special, but I told some of my favorite moon jokes and we had a spontaneous howling session. All in all, pretty fun!
Anyroo, back to Astronomy! I encouraged Mom to load an App onto her iPhone called "Distant Suns" so I could study the planets and stars - and maybe teach Zimmie some cool stuff! As many of you know, a few years ago, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) decided that Pluto isn't a planet. Hrumph! I was happy to see that there is an option on the App that covers that; here's an iPhone screen shot:
I put my nose on the options and selected "I believe Pluto is still a planet!":
Take that, IAU! Ha roo!
So I was working the other night....
Me, Amber, working
Please ignore the long snowshoes. Sadly, they have since been trimmed.
...then decided to do some planet tracking. I entered Pluto into the search field and found it. I forgot to take a photo, but here's one from this morning:
iPhone screen shot: Pluto in the cross-hairs!
Isn't that exciting!??! Zimmie asked what all the excitement was and I told him I'd found Pluto! He wasn't very impressed - mostly because he and Davy were sort of busy... so I thought I'd have some fun with him.
"Well, Zimmie," I asked, "do you know where Pluto is?"
"Uh... no, not really, Ammy," he replied.
"Do you want to know where Pluto is?"
I knew I had his attention then. He loves to learn - you just have to get his attention first.
"Well, yeah, I do. Where is Pluto, Ammy?"
So I replied, "He's in Disneyland."
Hee hee hee! Get it? Pluto's in Disneyland. Hee hee hee!
Oddly, this was Zim's reaction:
"Pluto's in Disneyland..."
Here's a bird's eye view:
I think he really liked that one!
If you're going to teach someone, you need to remember to throw some humor in there to make it more interesting!
Chief Meteorologist and Astronomer for the Ao4