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On days like these....


Perkil8r
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I realise how very lucky I am.


 


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The sky was clear, the sun was out and I was asked to set up the solar scope for a small class who haven't yet seen the observatory. I did so and gave them a quick tour and a look at the sun through the Coronado Solarmax. One girl remarked:


"Sir, genuinely I never get excited to be at school, I am actually genuinely excited to be here today now, this is awesome!"


 


Moments like that make me realise how very lucky I am, and how I can, just maybe, give some young inquiring mind a gentle push in the right direction :)


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Make sure no fool puts an eye piece into Big Bertha to get a better look at the sun!


 


Yeah, kids are great, and moments like that are priceless. I never knew you were a big softie inside :)


 


JD

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Make sure no fool puts an eye piece into Big Bertha to get a better look at the sun!

 

Yeah, kids are great, and moments like that are priceless. I never knew you were a big softie inside :)

 

JD

 

They can't, all the EP's are locked away and they are not let up there without a member of staff :) I am working on an alternative plan though involving mounting the Solarmax the opposite direction to the main scope, for precisely that reason.

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These are the day's the kids will remember many years from now. That is a good day's work.  :thumbsup:

 

I don't mind admitting I had hayfever symptoms at that point :blush: it's quite something to have been spoken to like that by one of those dreadful little children :)

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