Does anyone on the forum like astronomy ? I saw this today and really loved the pictures of Jupiter from the hubble telescope. https://www.theguardian.com/science...jupiters-auroras-revealed-by-hubble-telescope I have a small telescope myself, which I haven't used in ages. I'm going to dig it out tonight and try to get it set up. It's not powerful enough to really see a great deal, but you can clearly see surface detail on the moon, and see far more stars etc. If I can sort things out, I will save up and get something better. I think there is something quite amazing about astronomy, just seeing the vast beautiful scale of things. I used to be friends with a member on here who was an INTJ and she was quite into science. Her husband had died some years before, I tried my best to console her and make her laugh, she was a lovely person. She was very insightful and helped me think things through at times. I remember telling her about the transit of Venus in 2012 and initially she did not have any interest in it, I think she was probably just too down. I watched it all through several websites and I loved seeing it, even if not through my own telescope. Later on she told me she had changed her mind and did watch it herself, and I was pleased as they really are 'once in a lifetime' events. Here in Britain we had a partial eclipse in March last year, and I made sure to buy some proper glasses to use to watch it. My ex had similarly no interest, but I bought two pairs anyway. On the day, suddenly she was interested, and it was amazing (to me anyway) to watch the thing unfold. It must have been terrifying in history when these things happened and people had no idea what was going on. The whole street seemed to want to see it, and I noticed a lot of people outside across the street but none of them had any glasses. As ever I was reluctant to approach them, but I persuaded my ex to offer to let them use a pair of our glasses so they could properly look. They looked thrilled, and shared them among the group. If I ever get a lot of money together (never) I'd really love to sort out a well equipped mini-observatory of my own. What a way to say goodnight to the world, to be able to gaze up at the stars, instead of just watching TV. It does really make me wonder what is out there, and whether as a human race we can stop trying to argue, kill and enslave each other long enough to get out there and find out. I think that would be kind of cool.