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Shuttle Endeavour Inspires Elementary Students

AP Photo/Statesman.com, Ralph Barrera

AP Photo/Statesman.com, Ralph Barrera

Last month on the official first day of Fall,  I walked my first grader to school. As she was putting away her bicycle, I heard kids shouting.  I thought someone fell off their bicycle or there was a car accident.  Lo and behold, everyone started to point up to the sky in excitement.  It was the space shuttle flying over her school!  Parents and kids stopped and watched in awe.  Do we honestly have to justify spending money on the space program?  The fact that it inspires young and old is enough proof for me that looking up to the sky and dreaming of what can be allows for great things to take place down here. Here is the video clip I took of Endeavour flying over Cedar Creek Elementary that morning:  shuttlestillinspires

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Join me for new stargazing class offerings beginning November 6th!

If you are  8 or older and interested in learning more about our night sky then you are in luck!  Starting November 6th, I will be offering 4 stargazing classes.  Do you want to learn how to use a telescope and gain confidence in finding planets, stars and constellations? Join me for night time stargazing and learn about our night sky and how to use a telescope.  Each session will cover a different topic as well as telescope viewing.  To learn more about the classes and to register, visit the Stargazing Class section of this site. Hope to see you there!

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