The crew from Starry Night came to our home school group today for an astronomy workshop. They come with an inflatable dome that has a projection of the constellations on it, which was really fantastic!
I was organising the day, which I took on since Littletree is so fascinated with astronomy at the moment, so we got to watch them setting up, which was cool.
I took a bunch of photos of them setting up, of course:
Something about being homeschoolers, most of the group were drifting in a bit late, but in the end everyone arrived just in time, and Marie gave a talk about planets and stars with the kids.
We all (well, most of us), posed out the front for a group photo too.
Entering the dome was very womb-like
But once we were in there it was much roomier than it seemed :)
Marie did a great job of explaining the constellations, and the kids all had a great time, shouting out answers.
Of course, once the lights went out, we couldn't take more photos
I think my favourite part was when Marie asked a question, and one of the kids (don't know who it was in the dark), answered correctly, and Marie asked how he knew the answer. The reply came,
"I'm home schooled and I love learning" :)