Mt. Airy Under the Stars Photos Click on any photo to enlarge. This was a big star party night. A star party is a any telescope viewing event. Learning to use a telescope is so cool! Look! We made our own Saturns to take home! Making Saturn. Enjoying a space book during our discussion on planets. Mt. Airy’s first star party – we saw the 2015 total lunar eclipse! These were multiple images of the moon during the 2015 lunar eclipse. Talkin about what we are going to see in the telescope next. The Pleiades. Grownups and kids love to learn to use the telescopes! M15 – A globular cluster. We learn to keep a viewing log to remember what we see. The Owl Cluster, We wear red glow necklaces to help us stay safe in the dark. How does an eclipse happen? Figuring out how eclipses work. Exploring Ms. Liz’ very cool meteorite collection. Using the school microscope to check out the micrometeorites we collected. See the silver ball? That’s a micrometeorite we collected at the school, seen through our microscope! Searching for sunspots with a projected image. Do you see a sunspot? A sunspot drawing made by a student and labeled by the teacher. It was make a crater night! Playing with craters is fun! See the regolith we made splashing up with the impact?! What shaped object did you choose to make your crater? Making predictions about crater shapes. Square block, round crater. Hmmm. He made his own periscope at home! Exploring lenses and mirrors on a cloudy night when we could not use the telescopes. Does the shape of the lens matter?