It was really cool! Really, REALLY cool! I mean, I sound like the biggest, "well, yeah DUH" geek ever, but I realized that while I had seen several pictures of Jupiter and Saturn...I had never actually SEEN them for myself beyond bright spots in the sky.
And get this...
SATURN HAS RINGS!!! RINGS!
I know! It's so neat! It was unbelievable to look through and see this huge ring glowing around the planet! I mean WOW! A RING!
JUPITER has stripes! And they're sort of reddish and cream! WOW!
I know, I know...these are things I already KNEW...but to see them for myself! WOW!
They had a 12 inch telescope focused on the moon and I couldn't believe the detail I could see. I wanted to reach out with my finger and make a big mark on the surface. It was so crisp!
My problems seemed very small, the universe seemed very large and God seemed very good.
Rings man, RINGS!!!!!