I’m Quite Sure That’s Jupiter

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As the new teacher at school, I was keen to make a good impression by getting involved in extracurricular activities. In spite of knowing little about astronomy, I took my students and their parents to an observatory star-gazing night organized by a colleague.

As our group waited to use the telescope, I pointed out that a bright light they could see was Jupiter.

“It looks very large and close,” one student commented.

“Yes, Jupiter does at this time of night,” I responded, echoing what I thought I’d heard my colleague say.

“It’s moving very quickly,” piped up another pupil.

“Yes, Jupiter does appear to drop to the horizon very quickly,” I explained. Then we all watched “Jupiter” land at the local airport.

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About Lorrie Bordem

Lorrie Bordem, your resident Math enthusiast. I teach middle school math and sometimes a little science. I LOOOVEEE reading sad books, and by sad books, I mean math books...because they had so many problems. Get it? Get it?

About Lorrie Bordem

Lorrie Bordem, your resident Math enthusiast. I teach middle school math and sometimes a little science. I LOOOVEEE reading sad books, and by sad books, I mean math books...because they had so many problems. Get it? Get it?

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