“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
— William Arthur Ward
I’ll settle for superior, then. One of the things I love doing as both an amateur and professional astronomer is showing the public what’s in the sky. There’s nothing like showing someone Saturn or Jupiter or the Moon for the first time. I get to discover vicariously through others.
Carnegie has invested money into purchasing several telescopes, including one that can safely view the sun. We hold star parties at several Pasadena elementary and Middle schools throughout the year. If you’re interested in having astronomers visit your school, classroom, scout troupe, or whatever, send me an email.