December 7, 2009
The stories this week are written by students with the Halifax Community Learning Network (www.hcln.ca). HCLN is part of the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning and offers programs at the Captain William Spry, Halifax North, Keshen Goodman, and Spring Garden Road branches of the Halifax Public Libraries.
I have learned about astronomy through my brother in law Kevin down at his cottage. It was the long weekend in the summer on a clear night. It was a perfect night to see the stars so now I like watching them.
I have looked at Jupiter, Saturn and Mercury. They are great planets to learn about, it's a wonderful thing to have seen. The planets Uranus and Pluto are out there and you could look at them with a telescope because that's the only way to see them. The moon is very nice to look at; it's big and bright.
I like teaching people how to learn about the stars that are out there in the sky. It's a great thing to know about. The only way to see up close is by using a telescope. I think a lot of people would find this kind of thing interesting. I hope to have my own telescope some day so I can show other people what planets are out there to watch at night.