January 28th was a chilly morning before the sun actually came up, but the temperature and early hour did not deter 12 astronomy students, a couple Wright Place students and parents and several staff. Everyone was curious to get a look at the moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, a close up look at the craters on the moon to name a few of the highlights of the early morning sky. It was an enthusiastic group taking turns looking through the six telescopes instructor Teri Rowland set up near the Elk Pasture in the wee hours with the assistance of a couple of students. The participants were rewarded and warmed by the pancake breakfast Teri prepared when everyone returned to school.
“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls this adventure Science.” Edwin Powell Hubble