My Two Suns

"My Two Suns" a drawing of the Sun by three and half year old Eugenia Castagna - December 30, 2014
“My Two Suns” a drawing of the Sun by three and half year old Eugenia Castagna – December 30, 2014

Object Name: Sun
Object Type: Star
Location: Argentina, Provincia de Buenos Aires. Quilmes
Date: 30/12/2014
Media: pencil, white paper.

Soy padre de gemelos, Eugenia y Luciano, ellos tienen tres a años y medio, este es el primer dibujo de Eugenia, es la primera figura que se distingue como algo. Como padre y amante de la Astronomia, todos los fines de semana, hacemos observaciones Soleres como tambien observamos la Luna. Eugenia, le agrada dibujar y Luciano le encanta observar por el telescopio, realmente lo disfruta.
El equipo que utilizamos, es un refractor Skytravel 80-400 AZ3, para la observacion Solar, utilizo un filtro Solar Baader , BST 12 mm y un filtro # 21: Para la observacion Lunar utilizamos un bst 12mm con filtro #ND96.

I am a father of twins, Eugenia and Luciano, they have three and a half years, this is the first sketch of Eugenia. As a parent and lover of Astronomy, every weekend, we make observations o Sun as also observe the Moon. Eugenia, likes to draw and Luciano loves observing through the telescope, really enjoys it.
The equipment we use is a refractor Skytravel 80-400 AZ3, for solar observation, I use a Baader solar filter, BST 12 mm and a filter # 21: To the observation Lunar bst use a 12mm filter # ND96.

Sebastian Castagna
Estación Vientos del Sur

Sun by Juliette

Sun - November 16, 2012
Sun - November 16, 2012

This is the first sketch of my daughter Juliette, 10 years old.
Félicitations Juju!!
Object Name : The Sun
Object Type : Star (!)
Location : Gatineau, Qc, Canada
Date : November 16 2012
Media : graphite pencil on white paper

Baader AstroSolar filter on a Sky-Watcher 80 ED with a 8mm Orion Stratus eyepiece.

Étienne Morin
139 Church,
Gatineau, Qc

Black Sun

Black Sun
Black Sun

Hi all! I present to You a sketch made by a 9yo child, Her name is Wiktoria Janowska. I met Her at the Zelow Observatory a couple days ago. She’s very, very clever n lovely little woman. Well, sometimes her fantasy dominated over realism. She saw a lot of details, maybe a little too much 😀
I hope You like it 🙂

Wiktoria Janowska, 9yo
14.11.2012, 14:30-14:41UT
Zelow, Central Poland
White watercolor crayon on black paper
Coronado PST DS (with Lunt etalon filter)+ Baader Zoom MARK III

Best Wishes!
Wiktoria Janowska & Damian Kępiński (ASTROOKIE)

Bringing the Sun to Earth

Kinaesthetic Sun
Kinaesthetic Sun
Yes we did it!
Yes we did it!

St Cronans Stargazers St Cronans National School
Bray Co Wicklow
13:00 – 14:03 UT
May 4th 2012

May 4th 2012 14:03 UT Crepe Paper, Acrylic Paint, Washable Glue, Structure Gel and energy. Today in Bray Co Wicklow Ireland 16 boys from St Cronans National School brought the sun to Earth. Deirdre did some observations early in the day, but then because of cloud we took the rest of the information from ‘ the sun now’ on SDO. We added in Active Region 1471,with the large sunspot , some small filaments and some prominences. ( a bit of artistic licence there) We looked at the Earth to scale, we learnt about the Photosphere and the Chromosphere . We learnt about the Venus Transit. The event was part of Dublin City of Science 2012. The children did a great job and were very proud of their work. We carried our sun into the school singing ‘here comes the sun’ The Sun will be on exhibit for all the pupils to see and learn. The boys were members of St Cronans Stargazers the kids astronomy group based at the school. Action Sun – Lets bring the Sun to Earth by Deirdre Kelleghan Action Sun – is an indoor or outdoor activity which allows groups of children to participate in building a large solar disc or several solar discs. This Earth built sun mimics the Photosphere and Chromosphere of the sun, includes sunspots, filaments, and prominences present on the sun in real time. The materials are simple, paper, glue and paint. It is kinaesthetic participatory learning for young children. The activity educates and supports science through art and the creative process. We made the Sun on Earth and also learnt about the Venus Transit

Action Sun participantes were St Cronans Stargazers:
Sean S
Sean K

Deirdre Kelleghan
Discover Science and Engineering Science Ambassador 2012
Vice Chair IFAS
National Coordinator for Astronomers Without Borders
UNAWE rep Ireland
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Maia Moon

Gibbous Moon
Gibbous Moon

My 9 year old daughter Maia was out exploring the moon last night through our 8” Dobsonian. She used 14mm & 27mm eyepieces to observe the January 1st, 2012 moon. She recorded details using an Astro Sketch form I had on hand.
The night was clear & seeing was good, and in her words “The craters were huge”

Object – Moon
Date – 1/1/2012
Place – Maui, Hawaii
Telescope – 8” Orion SkyQuest
Media – Graphite pencil & charcoal on white paper

Jupiter and Its Moons

Jupiter and Moons

Dear Asod,

I send you here the sketch made by my daughter, age of 6.

She likes coming out with me and watching the sunspots, the lunar craters and planets, but this was the very first time she sketched like the ‘big ones’. She has stood next to the telescope with a pencil and a notepad and examined the object very knowingly just like an adult does it. Finally she came out with this sketch, which was quite realistic. The moons are in their place and also she could see a few additional stars.

Sketch made by: Liliana Rudolf
Date: 18th December 2011
Location: Hungary, Budapest
Equipment used: 130/650 SW, 26x
Media: graphite pencil on white paper

Clear skies,
Judit Hannak

Jupiter and Moons by Sam Ferrie

Jupiter, Io, Europa , Ganymede, and Callisto
Jupiter, Io, Europa , Ganymede, and Callisto

Jupiter, Io, Europa , Ganymede, and Callisto pencil sketch by Sam Ferrie age 9
St Cronans Stargazers Bray Co Wicklow Ireland / St Cronans National School Bray.

Using a 200 mm dob , with an 8mm Hyperion Modular eyepiece , FL 1,200mm Seeing 2
December 5th 20:06 2011
Temp 1 degree C

Deirdre Kelleghan
Vice Chair IFAS
National Coordinator for Astronomers Without Borders
National Rep The European Association for Astronomy Education
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