cotterless45 Posted February 3 Share Posted February 3 Our local Astro club is holding some outreach events . Last night we had the company of 60 children aged 9-10. Many had never been away from home as they stayed at a local yh and enjoyed the national space centre . I took them in groups to sit and draw a projected view of the moon and Jupiter . As they were drawing , I told them a few bits of interest on what they were looking at . Other members gladly gave up their time and took groups in turn to our obsy and presentation room, Cloudy skies had stopped any chance of a sky tour . It was amazing to see their interest and such questions ! " Why is Jupiter so big ?' " Is that the Great Red Spot ?" " The moon was chipped off the earth ". Certainly made a change from the usual boring carry on of endless youtube presentations and deep science talks , usually when the skies were clear ! So please support outreach , it broadens young minds to a Universe that we can see and respond to . It also helps more senior in years to take stock of what we've learnt and how to pass it on enthusiastically . For knowledge has no purpose if not passed on . It's no earthly use me knowing something interesting and squirrelling it away to be forgotten later . If you can share the views with friends , family and clubs , please do so . Stargazers should be coming out of the cupboard and letting folk know that there are wonderful things up there ! Under clear skies. Nick. 15 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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