Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Greetings LIFEers! We were joined this week by Ronnie Nespeca, professor of Kinesiology, who gave us a tour of the key constellations in the sky and retold stories of ancient mythology. The class reminisced on our most dramatic celestial event. Ronnie’s was a fabulous meteor shower in La Paz, 10,000 feet above sea level. Did you know that the sides of the Big Dipper point to the North Star, that light pollution keeps big city stargazers in the dark, and a nebula is a cluster of stars? We had a drawing for two prizes: one reflector and one refractor telescope. Congratulations to Joy and Caroline who won!

Go to for more constellation info, and if you are ever in the mood for a day of space-oriented fun, be sure to visit the Johnson Space Center.

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