My daughter was recently introduced to astronomy. She had taken an interest in the subject at school. For her tenth birthday she decided that she would like to visit our local observatory. She had a wonderful time, and I was able to capture the moment she first viewed the cosmos with something more than the naked eye on a camping trip. Like her father, she now has the “bug” to discover things in the night sky.
She won’t have to wait for her next trip to the observatory to quench that thirst to learn something new from the stars. We decided to help her nurture that love of discovery by getting her very own telescope for her to begin this journey.
It has been too cold to give it a trial run yet, but she is definitely itching for the warmth of spring to try it out. The truth is, Dad is a bit anxious to try it out too. This just might be something that Father and Daughter can enjoy for years to come.
I know I am looking forward to those warm summer nights too. Hmm…now if I can just figure out how to attach the camera to this thing, now that will make for some interesting pictures.
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Curiosity (thebloggingpath.com)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries (mikes-take.com)
- Amateurs Find Hidden Gems in Space Photo Contest (wired.com)
- Cultivating Curiosity (psychologytoday.com)