The tribe bought extraordinary findings to explore. Tris bought a beautiful HUGE hornet. Jack bought Sharks teeth that were usually small, but sharp enough to engulf a childs arm we all agreed. And Bo bought along some delicious sea weed to decorate his Trident staff. Rufus bought his own staff, a beautiful rounded wood, hard perhaps cedar that he attached to a broom handle.
3 Astronauts – Lewin, Darcy (Chief Engineer) and Rachel together with and led by the last Planet, Neptune (Bo) entered the circle on the transformed ISW (International Space Wagon (Rocket Powered), for the examination of the MOON and MOON landings. Here is what we knew of the Moon (Before Bo informed us)
It’s BIG (although not as big as Earth or the SUN). It’s Bright – the brighest thing in our sky, after the Sun, reflecting the light of the Sun. Blue Moon, Red Moon, Harvest moon. As Maya said, sometimes called the Devils Moon. The Man in the Moon. Why is it a man? Because the moon is a GIRL said Jack. Indeed it was it was DIANA, in Roman mythology, Artimis, the goddess of the hunt, the wilderness, wild animals, the Moon, and chastity. Earths shaddow gives it the shape, the wax and the wane, as Levon said. Eloise said confidently ‘IT IS MADE OF CHEESE. Vintage 1969 Chedder’. Gravity keeps the moon in our orbit. DARK SIDE – The Moon is in synchronous rotation with Earth, and thus always shows the same side to Earth, the near side. Bo and Rachel illustrated why we only see the Dark Side of the Moon. (The Chinese had recently landed on the dark side)
FORMED: The Moon is thought to have formed about 4.51 billion years ago, not long after Earth. The most widely accepted explanation is that the Moon formed from the debris left over after a giant impact between Earth and a Mars-sized body called Theia.
FLY ME TO THE MOON – September 1959 first by the Soviet Union’s Luna 2, an unmanned spacecraft. A Russian dog went up to the moon. The first to land and walk on the moon were the astronauts from Apollo 11 – Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Mike Collins. There’s a flag on the moon, said Lewin.
The United States’ NASA Apollo program first manned orbital mission by Apollo 8 was in 1968.
Six manned landings between 1969 and 1972, with the first being Apollo 11 in July 1969. These missions returned lunar rocks which have been used to develop a geological understanding of the Moon’s origin, internal structure, and the Moon’s later history.
Since the 1972 Apollo 17 mission the Moon has been visited only by unmanned spacecraft.
Manhunt, Pigeon, Orange food, birds
We ate orange food, potatoes cooked with beetroot, and delicious tomato sauce, cooked by Kym.
A mysterious dead pigeon found floating in the pond provided a wonderful opportunity for learning some very interesting biology. (A voluntary opportunity).
Darcy heard a faint “cheap cheap” from a nest in the bike workshop. A nest in our Bike Hanger.
Jack and Rachel planted a Walnut tree that needed planting (at the wrong time of year)
Jadzia arrived and talked with all Planets about their possible costume, designing medieval sleeves, singing with Maya.
Manhunt was VERY popular. Eloise was the great chaser. Levon fell and injured himself but bravely recovered, and Manhunt continued.
Jadzia made a planet out of spent mental bottle caps, enlightened with fairy lights.