When the little Prince decided to explore other planets, for sure he gazed up at the stars and cured his loneliness. Oh warm night, we all love to climb on top and fall into the endless darkness. For centuries human beings have watched the sky in search of transcendental answers. Carl Sagan, prominent American astronomer, said that the study of the universe is “a long path of search inside us. We have begun to contemplate our origins and in some way understand our insignificance in the never-ending Cosmos”.
A contemplation of a starry night, it faces your ultimate destiny of the universe. Where is the end of this complex and orderly system? Has the universe existed forever? When the night is set for seeing fascinating objects out in the Cosmos, you can be lost in space time watching planets, stars and galaxies in the Milky Way. Maybe it will make you appreciate everything in existence.. Could our lineal and limited mind understand extension and age of space?
Stephen Hawking, an important man of physics, said: “We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.”
Regrettably, not everyone gets to be an astronaut in his spacecraft and we are not aboard any space station or belong to NASA. However, we can explore gorgeous “sims” dedicated to space and you can enjoy the artistic concept of our solar system, in Euclidia. It has been set in a larger red galaxy with planets; also you will see a group of moons, a countless number of comets and asteroids. I found a beautiful planetarium in lunar orbit and I descended in a tenuous atmosphere environment.
A Planetarium, Euclidia:
You will see fascinating photos of the shining Andromeda Galaxy, colored asteroids and many planets captured by NASA. They are eye-catching. Come to Cosmos Portal Camp and look at the sky through this telescope. You will feel powerful observing 100 thousand million stars with your naked eyes. They are all insignificant in the face of infinite brilliant stars. There are as many as the number of sand grains on an earth´s beach.
COSMOS Portal Camp: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/DBC%20Research/115/182/24
Completing this planetarium tour, you will find a unique educational museum in honor of Professor Carl Sagan for his immense contributions to astronomy research. This museum also includes the famous expedition through Solar System and is a resource for learning about space science discoveries. They serve as important guide to basic astronomy information.
SAGAN PLANETARIUM: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aspen/203/137/3730
The studies of astronomy is often linked to specialist in science and technology. General knowledge about this topic contributes to personal enrichment, and a better understanding of the world as a whole. If you, through your avatar are able to familiarize yourself with cosmos, the entire universe opens up before you. You will be able to comprehend how the existence around you has its laws and how it is interconnected with human evolution.
The Avalon Planetarium: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Space%20Destiny/216/119/48
Planetarium Spaceport Alpha: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Spaceport%20Alpha/12/22/24
Most of what we can learn about the universe is based on observing stars. They are pretty important because not only do they light up the sky, they also illuminate our intellect with their life cycles.