My friend Bill Bosworth from Science Alliance is retiring due to health concerns. Over the last few weeks I have met with Bill and agreed to perform for most of his outstanding booked shows. We have spoken in detail of both of our shows. We compaired notes on most topics and I look forward to the shows and workshops. Bill is a great man with whom I have always admired over the past 20 years.
This summer I have performed for camps and scout groups. Several camps had Getting Excited About Science for each session. There were also large public shows at festivals, fairs and libraries. Lost of traveling through Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan. This summer also marked a mini tour of Chicago Public Libraries performing an Astronomy and Space show.
This September will have hands on science workshops and STEAM programs at several Illinois Libraries. In addition, I will be at two School Assembly Showcases. Book your school assembly early to ensure the best dates.
I used to own a big and heavy 10″ relfecting telescope that was 4′ long mounted on a heavy EQ mount. I used to love to bring it with me when I visited my parents house outside Cincinnati. On one visit my dad told me he and a neighbor where keeping notes on sunrises and sunsets. Today, January 4 has the latest sunrise of the year. A few years later my mom and dad took an astronomy class design for seniors in Arizona (my dad was 84 at the time). This is his chart.
Thursday, I will be in Spencer, Wisconsin conducting a hands on workshop. I always love working with the scouts. They contacted me way back in the summer, just to plan this event. The scouts love to learn – and can earn merit badges. It is a win for everyone.