Northgate Elementary School Science Night

Default event

Open to Public

Type: Outreach

Held on: Jan 25, 2012 (Wed) at 07:00 PM to Jan 25, 2012 (Wed) at 09:00 PM

Location: 47.680880, -122.341411

Event Coordinator: David W. Ingram

Northgate Elementary School Science Night


Latitude 47.68136, Longitude -122.3408605


The moon, Venus, Jupiter and yes even Orion made a very nice appearance for the Northgate Elementary School outreach activity on Thursday night. Denis, Maxine, Jerry, Mike and I got to share astronomy indoors and outdoors for about two hours. It was a great time and a very good showing for the Seattle Astronomical Society. Here's hoping more of you can participate in the future. If any of you have a 'scope that's become a nuisance, let any of the above know and we can find a good home at one of the schools we do outreach for..

Clear skies,
Dave Ingram


I want to second Dave's report with a special thank you to all who attended and helped make this event succeed. This event was a special treat for the students of Northgate Elementary, and the organizer, Roxanne Splett-Young, devoted a great deal of time making it happen. The SAS was very capably represented by those named by Dave.

I think this event was really inspiring for the kids. We were treated to a clear sky, and Mike set up his Mak-Newt for a view of Jupiter. Dave set up mounted binos nearby. When the principal announced that there was a telescope outside pointing at Jupiter, the kids stampeded to the door in a rush that would have put serious pressure on the offensive line for the New England Patriots! Yet, they stood patiently in line, some without even a coat against the cold air, for their turn to see the great planet. Kudos to Mike and Dave for their patience and generous spirit.

A nine-year old girl named Samantha, one of our first customers at the event, was so happy with her experience that she gave each of us a hug. I can think of no greater evidence for the value of public outreach, and no greater reward for contributing.



Number of Supporters: 5

Number of Attendees: 0

Number of Telescopes: 0

Duration (hours): 2.0



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