Friday, November 8, 2013

Hoffman-Boston's Stargazing Event

One of the most ambitious STEM schools in our area, Hoffman-Boston Elementary School in Arlington, held a Stargazing event on November 7 for the school community.  The night began with a dinner in the cafeteria, then a welcome from Principal Kimberley Graves and Links representatives Jackie Bolden and Marion Spraggins.

NASA Administrator and Retired Marine Corps Major General Frank Bolden Jr. and Deputy Director Colleen Hartman made remarks to those present.

After additional comments from Goddard Astronomy Club President Joe Novotka, the participants rotated through great Astronomy-based experiences inside and out.  Members of the NOVA Astronomy Club were in the small field beside the school to take advantage of the clear sky for viewing the moon and nearby galaxies.

Astronomy Club members welcomed visitors to take photos with their smartphones through the many telescopes available.

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