Galileoscope Sparks Interest in Science
January 4, 2014
In high school, I took an astronomy course in my sophomore year. Our class received a donation of galileoscopes from Dr. Heidi Hemmel who was in town. We put them together as a class and I found the experience very interesting. Later that night, I took home my telescope and pointed it towards the moon. As I looked at the craters and the highlands, I realized that I wanted to know more. Ever since, I've always had a profound interest in physics, astronomy, cosmology, and technology.
I am currently an undergraduate student majoring in earth and planetary sciences concentrating on physics and/or astronomy. In regards to space exploration, I feel that while the knowledge that we have already gained from exploration is fundamental, new exploratory missions are needed understand further concepts, for there is an insurmountable amount of discoveries yet to be made.
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