Days of the Week & Corresponding Planets
My first day of classes for the spring semester was yesterday, and the very first class that I had to go to was Introduction to Astronomy. The class is in the Planetarium on campus, so we all get to stare up at the big dome above us during lecture. It was a very interesting and interactive class. The topic was already one of interest for me to begin with, but the professor obviously loves the subject that he is teaching, which makes it that much better.
One of the things that we learned while becoming adjusted to the format of the class was something I hadn't even thought about before! We had to guess what planets the days of the week were named after. Some of them are obviously, like Sunday, Saturday, and Monday. However, the other ones weren't so obvious unless you are familiar with foreign languages. (The French I learned in high school was over 8 years ago, so that flew out the window of my brain for the most part.)
After guessing, the answers were provided and I made a quick (and derpy) illustration showing which planets correspond to the days of the week.