When I arrived the girls were busy making models of the Apollo 13 spacecraft that had an explosion on its way to the Moon, there were all sorts of bits and pieces as they taped the lunar module and lunar lander together so the astronauts could safely arrive back home. This activity was in connection with NASA’s 50th Anniversary of the landing on the Moon.
After setting up my telescope, all the girls came outside and I gave them a star tour around the night sky, we were lucky enough to still see the Southern Cross going down in the west with alpha and beta Centauri following.
Then I showed them the stunning constellation of Scorpius (The Scorpion) that was right above our heads at the zenith with Sagittarius close by. Both Jupiter and Saturn were on show and after that we all went and had a look at the Moon through the telescope…which is always very exciting with lots of Wow’s!
Everyone had a great night and all the girls and team leaders thanked me, I got a very special surprise and was given my own girl guides astronomy patch, thank you so much…its just lovely :-)