The Santa Cruz Astronomy Club put on a star party for New Brighton Middle School. 150 kids and parents showed up! Most of them seemed to really enjoy it, and all of us astronomers had a great time. It was awesome to hear conversations about the sky and space happening on their own between the kids.

There was one kid who had a huge interest in Astronomy. I told him that Polaris has a visible companion star and that they are orbiting each other. Mind = blown. Great times!

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