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    Default mini star party for mini people



    I was invited to host a mini star party for a daycare and their mothers last night. We had 18 total.

    I sat up the three dobs and let them look at the moon at 35X, 48X, 96X. Each dob was different and they went from one to another.

    We all got our pictures taken. My biggest dob, on its cart, was over their heads. They liked that in the pics. I think the daycare owner is going to have one of the pictures published in our local newspaper.

    We sang, "Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket . . ." and I showed them all a meteorite. They liked that also.

    We talked about the big dipper and arcturus. They liked the stories out under the night sky.

    But most of all, I think they liked the green laser pointer. Everyone want to hold it and "touch the moon".

    We moved from item to item and then let them go. Noone had time to get bored. They all want to come back and do it again. It was a fun night, but it didn't take much over an hour.
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    nice one rob.
    it's nice of yopu to go out of your way and do that for the kids.
    hopefully,the interest will now run deeper and in the very nera future,
    those sasme kids will be getting into this themselves.
    nice post and thanks for sharing it.
    clear skies,
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    Great job Rob!

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    Thats awesome Rob ...Great job ..I did something like that for the youths at our local church , but unlike intrested kids in astronomy, the ones i had were like "how much did that cost" and "we could sell that to the pawn shop" ...After those comments i was careful to check everything to make sure nothing grew legs ...
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    Awesome, sounds like fun!

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    Great to hear your getting "Mini" people into astronomy, so they can enjoy it to. Astronomy is a great hobby for the young ,the old and every one inbetween. Keep up the good work.

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    Nice work Rob!!
    Enjoy the Black cause they can't take it back............
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    Sounds like you had a lot of fun Rob! Always nice to hear about the"wee" ones getting into astronomizing!

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    Great job Rob...that was very kind of you,and decent.Maybe a lot will rub off on them,and some will gain an intense interest.
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