Astronomy class goes camping

Willie Zempel
Feature/Entertainment Editor

Counselor Ken Winingham and alumni Jack Carroll enjoy the campfire at the astronomy campout in March 2008. (Photo from CiCi Faucher)

Counselor Ken Winingham and alumni Jack Carroll enjoy the campfire at the astronomy campout in March 2008. (Photo from CiCi Faucher)

Astronomy class will camp out overnight at the Shaw Nature Reserve at the Dana Brown Education Center on

March 27-28.“We will use two large telescopes and a few small ones and take a survey of the sky. I hope to be able to see Jupiter and Saturn as well as major constellations. The moon will be mostly dark so the sky should be nicely visible,” astronomy teacher CiCi Faucher said.

Twenty-five students will go to the camp out with Faucher and counselor Ken Winingham as the chaperones.

“I’m pretty excited to go. It’s in the middle of the week, so we get to miss school and camp out with friends. I don’t really know exactly what we’ll do there. My guess is we’ll just look at the stars and do normal camp stuff. I think we order a pizza too,” senior Ana Chapman said.

The class plans to do more than just survey the sky. “We will take a night hike and have a bonfire also. In the morning we will participate in a GPS class and do a scavenger hunt of the area,” Faucher said.

This is the fourth time taking an astronomy trip, and Faucher plans to take future trips with her astronomy students. Astronomy class is a science class offered to all juniors and seniors with a recommendation of taking physics.



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