The Moon Men have landed in Munich! In this city, every road has a wide extra lane for bicycles. Bicycles outnumber cars everywhere you look. Our host, Emil, says this was not always the case. Five years ago, drivers hated bicycles, just like in Philly. Now the laws have changed, and the environmentally friendly traffic is given legal priority over the motorists.
Our host for the week, Emil, is a virtual reality filmmaker. In a documentary where you might bring one camera, Emil brings four, all bolted together to capture 360 degree views of an entire scene. Tonight, we're able to bring Emil to Marienplatz to get a look at Jupiter's moons.
We arrive and meet our moongazers for the evening. Tonight, many people are walking past. Are they busy? Suspicious? It can happen on a night that not many people are curious, but there's a way to get everyone interested in the telescope, so we keep fishing.
One of the bicycle cabbies, towing a two-person cart, hops out to look at Jupiter. He's amazed, and flags down his other cabbie buddies. Now we have three carts parked in front of our telescope on a Tuesday night, and we spend the evening with these guys talking about extraterrestrial life.