Good news has arrived from Tanzania! The Ambassadors sent a report on progress both in the schools and at the observatory site. Nine schools were visited recently, with introductions to astronomy for new schools, and new lessons for continuing schools. Lessons on using a telescope, presentations on Pluto's change in planetary status, and teacher training all brought excitment to students and teachers alike.
Mr Miley providing books
An important presentation for teachers covered integration of astronomy with the study of other science. With small telescopes and the sky overhead science teachers have a natural laboratory that can be used to introduce and reinforce lessons in almost any science.
Mr Wilson teaching telescope viewing
Work at the observatory site was also advanced as the entire location was cleared of brush. The next task is to level the site in preparation for construction.