Craters of the Moon. What a name. We didn’t know much of anything about this desolate landscape when we started researching, but Grandma recommended it, so we figured it would be our first stop on the way to Yellowstone. We had a long day ahead of us just to arrive at Craters of the Moon. We left early in the morning and drove for what felt like forever.
On November 30th, 1609, more than 400 years ago today, Galileo Galilei pointed his homemade “spyglass” at the moon. That night, he found himself staring at something that would change the way astronomers viewed the solar system forever.