Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the life of the nineteenth-century, French physicist Léon Foucault, and features one of his most impressive inventions: the Foucault pendulum.*
Not sure which of the two things impressed me more each year at the annual Field Trip to Buhl Planetarium. The Foucault Pendulum or the Tesla Coil / Van de Graaf Generator.
I sat through the presentation in the small theatre, thought of the Saturday morning summer classes on Telescope making I had attended, and remembered how at Christmas time the basement area was filled with train exhibits. Those exhibits put my 75-ish square foot display to shame.
Okay. But let’s be honest here.
The thing that impressed this young teen the most was the boy I had the crush on for years. These annual forays into Buhl Planetarium, and Museums and whatnot gave me the yearly opportunity to be somewhere, other than school, and near *him*.
Hey, I may have been a geek, but I wasn’t stupid.
Such was the mind of this teenage girl in the 60’s.