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ASTRONOMY CLUB, INC., VISITS SPHS

Members from the non-profit organization Astronomy for Youth, Inc., visited Carol Leaf's astronomy class this week at St. Peter's High School to talk about meteors and the solar system and to view the sun and other planets through the four-inch refractor telescope.

 

Tammy lets the students "hear" meteor sounds recorded on her laptop computer.

Meteors are made up of iron, stony iron, or stone. Here is a sample of a meteor which would fit in the palm of your hand. When held, it is very heavy.

With the help of Curtis Goff (left) and Robert (right), students gauge the location of the planets with respect to the sun with strings that are proportionate in length to the planets' distances from the sun.

Looking at the sun through the refractor telescope.