Each year, Rockland Astronomy Club member Ed Siemenn (Northeast Astronomy Forum ring-leader), heads the club’s Children’s Fair at the Challenger Center in Rockland County. It’s always a pleasure and honor for me to attend and get kids looking through scopes!
Here’s a note from Ed to all members of the staff of the Rockland Astronomy Club (RAC) who attended:
I just wanted to congratulate everyone on a fantastic Kids Fair this year! I believe that it was our best one to date. Everyone who was involved made a tremendous effort to pull this off flawlessly and all of your hard work has not gone unnoticed, it is greatly appreciated! I saw a lot of happy kids and I hope that we lit a spark in just a few of them, that is of course what this fair is all about, inspiring our next generation of astronomers, scientists and even astronauts.
Again, thanks to all for a job well done!Ed Siemenn, Rockland Astronomy Club Executive Director
I took a few pictures of the event.
About the Challenger Center
The Challenger Center organization was founded in memory of the ill-fated Challenger Space Shuttle flight that was to have carried Christa McAuliffe, the first teacher-astronaut, into space.
Although the members of that crew are no longer with us, the legacy of their mission continues through the work of Challenger Centers worldwide.
At the Challenger Center we believe exploration is the essence of learning, and we are confident that you will discover how much fun learning can be.
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