Limpopo Astronomy Outreach (2009 Aug 06-08)
by Kos Coronaios
"It was easy to find the astronomy display at the Letaba Show in Tzaneen," Kos Coronaios wrote, "one just had to follow the images, stars and arrows that were stuck to the floor."
For three days, from nine in the morning until nine at night, Kos and Cuan, "with a little help from the Warriors," were sharing their love of astronomy with the crowds attending the Letaba Show.
"Pamphlets on SALT and SAAO were handed out," Kos said, "amongst some of the more traditional information on the Sun, Moon, planets, solar system etc."
"A scaled down solar system with information on the planets and Sun was on display outside with the outer planets Uranus and Neptune in the distance."
Edward Foster's poster display, an illustrated time-line of cosmic history and the fossil record, "drew lots of interest," Kos noted.
"The evenings were spent projecting displays of the Moon and Jupiter on the screen and it was fun watching the kids run off to call their parents to come and look. Various lunar features were pointed out and on the first evening the [Great Red Spot on Jupiter] slowly came into view.
"Sunday morning found me back home in Louis Trichardt with a sore throat (not from flu)," Kos noted, adding with a twinkle "I should look at maybe recording standard replies and pushing the play button at the appropriate time."
nothing more to see. please move along.