Kids Say The Most Interesting Things
Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:55 PM
One was a few months ago. I had a Lunt 60mm solar scope at a school event, and the sun was really putting on a show. Clumps of prominences around most of the limb, some big sunspot groups and faculae scattered around. One youth about middle school age looked into the scope for quite a while, then looked up and said, "It looks like when my brother shaved the cat."
Then there was about a year ago, looking at NGC457 called many names, officially the Owl Cluster but for a while when the movie was out, ET, then later after Short Circuit came out, Johnny 5, and I've seen it in some references calling it The Kachina Doll Cluster. So, one night I was showing it at an elementary school and a sixth grader looked at it and immediately said he thought a little group of stars near where one wing joins the body looked like its heart.
My most humorous one took place about seven years ago at the Grand Canyon Star Party. Back then, if we had big equipment we'd prefer not to have to set up and take down each night, we had a lower area we called The Pit. One night there were about a dozen of us down there, and no one was talking. We had about 30 visitors moving around, and I had my big dob on The Ring. Deathly quiet. Then a youngster climbed the ladder, looked into the eyepiece, and shouted:
"Holy #%&# Mom, it's a G%$# D^#$% Cheerio!"
"Jeffery!" shouted mom and dragged him off the ladder. Talk about breaking the ice! Everyone was laughing and talking and the rest of the night it was truly a star party.
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