Astronomer visits Mt. Vista School

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Mike Weasner speaks to students in Julie Formo’s class at Mountain Vista School.

  On Wednesday, Dec. 13, the 4th grade students at Mt. Vista School were given a talk by local astronomer Mike Weasner.

  Mike is the owner of Cassiopeia Observatory in Oracle and a founding member of the Oracle Dark Skies Committee. He is also the new President of the Friends of Oracle State Park. Oracle State Park is a designated International Dark Skies Park.

  Mike spoke on astronomy and light pollution. He also presented the class two Eclipse View telescopes that were donated by Meade Instruments. The students and teachers were excited and grateful to receive the high-quality telescopes which also came with a sun filter for safe viewing of the sun. Following the talk, everyone went outside and viewed the sun through one of the new telescopes. 

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John Hernandez lives in Oracle. He is retired and enjoys writing and traveling. He is active in the Oracle Historical Society. He covers numerous public events, researches historical features and writes business/artist profiles.


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