What Objects To Focus On For School Astronomy?
IceDiver writes “I am a teacher in a small rural school. My Grade 9 students are doing a unit on astronomy this spring. I have access to a 4″ telescope, and would like to give my students a chance to use it. We will probably only be able to attempt observations on a couple of nights because of weather and time restrictions. I am as new to telescope use as my students, so I have no idea what objects would look good through a 4″ lens. What observations should I attempt to have my students make? In other words, how can I make best use of my limited equipment and time to give my students the best experience possible?”