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#1 rolandlinda3

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:35 PM

We returned from our 3 weeks of mission work in Western Uganda and have sort-of successfully weathered going from tropical to winter environments. Their dry season is wet and cloudy this year, which is very unusual, but it also prevented any serious observing. We did have time, however, to launch an observing/sketching contest through 3 teachers that we gave responsibility for the scopes, planispheres, binoculars, sketching materials, and other things necessary for the contest. The contest will last most of this school year (began in February and will end near the end of the calendar year).

One of the teachers, whom we put in overall charge, produced several sketches in the period since our last trip in the fall of 2007...and proudly showed us his first sketch attempts. The effects of his efforts and the interest of the other two teachers in coupling observing with sketching affirmed our belief that the combination would be highly beneficial for disadvantaged people -- those who do not have access to "sophisticated" tools, power, the net, media, etc.

More on this later, and we will post a couple of Richard's sketches. I told him that folks on the forum would love to get a look at them and comment on them.

Until then....

Roland (and Linda)

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 11:17 PM

Roland and Linda,

Welcome back, look forward to those sketches by Richard.

Frank :)

#3 Sol Robbins

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 07:00 AM

Welcome back from me as well.

#4 rodelaet

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 11:27 AM

Roland and Linda,

It's great to have you guys back home again.

We missed your sketches the past weeks. :bawling:

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 12:08 PM

Roland and Linda,

Welcome back from Uganda. We all look forward to the observations made while in Uganda and at home.

Carlos

#6 Tommy5

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 08:21 PM

Welcome back.

#7 markseibold

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 04:54 AM

Roland

Welcome back. It sounds like you made great progress in Uganda.

I look forward to seeing your reports, more of your sketches and Richards sketches.

Mark






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