Postcard courtesy of NASA.Narrative courtesy of Alessandro T. (age 10).

Monday, 8 May, 2006

Planet Hunting
by Alessandro T.

Something special happened tonight.

As we were driving home after fetching Dad from work, I told him about my astronomy class with Mr Esler.  He asked me if I had seen the telescopes at Countdown (our local supermarket).  I said: "Yes, I had."  Mom and I went into Countdown on the way home as we usually do every night.  I raced to the spot where I had seen the telescopes.  There was only one left.  I hoped that it would work well!

After tea, I set the telescope up and went outside.  I felt really excited the first time that I saw the craters on the moon and called out to my mom and Misty to come and have a look.

Caption: View of a full moon photographed from the Apollo 11 spacecraft during its transearth journey homeward.  This picture was taken when the spacecraft ws already 10,000 nautical miles from the moon.

Alessandro T. is a 10 year old home schooled student in New Zealand.


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