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School Stargazing

Tonight I attended my first ‘outreach’ event – a stargazing night at a primary school which I had organised. We had four telescopes and there were about thirty kids (grade 5) and a few parents. The kids having a ‘space’ themed sleepover and they are studying space and astronomy this term.

Unfortunately the Moon was gibbous and very bright (the teacher had chosen the date before consulting us), so we could only see some bright objects. Despite this, the kids were impressed by views of Saturn and the Moon.

Two of our members with their scopes

At the end of the evening the kids presented us with gifts and some huge thank-you cards which they had made themselves…

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