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#1 rolandlinda3

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 09:17 PM

I had forgotten the joy of this little observing period in the Philippines in February. It started alone but ended up with 6 children and two teachers. All I did was set up a wee little refractor outside our cottage. Word got around. So you can see the little story and the observing sheet on the latest blog post (addresss below my signature).

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:04 AM

Roland,
Orion still looks good in any scope. I like this sketch. Reminds me of what I see through my little 72mm refractor. Even binoculars show this target well. Just an amazing area. I bet the kids loved seeing this.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:00 PM

Roland,

Nice sketch of Misty Night Orion :).

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:35 PM

Thanks for the comments....yep...the kids really do enjoy it. I have set up a scope dozens of times in places that are far from the beaten path in the Philippines and Uganda. It only takes a few minutes and a crowd is there. Then we start viewing, talking, and answering questions. I still remember a little village in an Aeta region when we showed up after dark. 50 children, teachers, and an Aeta chief waited for us in the dark for almost 2 hours. We talked and observed with them for 3 hours...before they walked home. Scenes like this we never forget.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 02:46 PM

Good work Roland.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:08 PM

Roland,

I always enjoy reading your entries on your blogs and your pictures are worth a thousand words. Thanks for sharing this.


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