Observatory Learning Center
The Picnic Table Group
On an overcast Wednesday afternoon, a group of SASM families came together to put together the 5 picnic tables for our Observatory Learning Center. We finished right before the downpour drenched us.
- Veronica, Russell, Teddy, Rory
- Anna and Cece
- Raymond and Heath
- Kate, Diana, Patricia, and Theresa
Students on Committee:
- Dr. Wellesley Pereira
Astrophysicist and Satellite Mission Lead
- Lt. Tisha Sablan
- Dr. Patrick Thewlis
Meeting Of The Minds
Our grant, Follow the Trail of the Painted Planters to the Observatory, held its first student committee this morning- Telescope Researchers. We arrived 70 minutes before school started (yawn!) to meet with Dr. Wellesley Pereira (an astrophysicist and satellite mission lead scientist), Lt. Tisha Sablan (a space physicist), and Dr. Patrick Thewlis (an optical scientist). For 70 minutes the we learned and discussed the different aspects of a telescope and what will work best for our rural mountain environment. We took notes and drew images to help them continue the process of choosing the best telescope and accessories. Then, we gave our guest speakers a tour of the observatory area.