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Astronomy Club’s New Start

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Astronomy Club’s New Start

Photo Courtesy of Nicholas Jones

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Astronomy Club is getting a fresh start after taking a break for a few months this school year. The club is now sponsored by Kevin Mazur since the previous sponsor is retiring. This is Mazur’s first time running a club and he is hopeful about the new start.

“This is the first club I started running so it was a culture shock to step into a room where I can say go make a poster and they do it and it’s really high quality. That was pretty awesome,” said Mazur.

What sets Astronomy Club apart from other clubs is not just the subject, but also format of the club. While many other activities are more hands on, Astronomy is more discussion and visual based.

With only two meetings so far this year, the club has already jumped in and opened up discussions among members about all things space related. Recently they have been researching a galaxy called Andromeda and how it is set to collide with the Milky Way in approximately four billion years. They have been talking about the effects this could have on our planet, how it will look in the future and other such topics.

However, it can sometimes be a challenge not having a more hands on and physically involved club like some others.

“It’s hard to take a student to space so we do a lot of visual aids and things like that,” Mazur said.

Although, Astronomy Club does have plans to add more hands on discovery in the future. With hopes to get the school’s telescope up and running soon, members of the club will be able to use it for their studies. The possibility of taking a field trip to a local observatory has also been discussed. With these new ideas, exciting plans are in the works for Astronomy Club.

Mazur is most excited to talk to students. He encourages students to join because it is a fun and relaxed club. Also, since we do not have an astronomy course here at Lakes, they will also be able to discuss things students would not learn in a typical science class.

“You’ll expand your knowledge of science and know a little more every time you look up at night,” Mazur said.
Astronomy Club meets every Tuesday after school in room C202.

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