My job here is to hopefully communicate to you some of the very cool things that our school does, because I think most of us parents haven’t a clue that these things are happening. If you feel like you are learning more about “OUR LASA”, please consider helping us fund all the great things our school does for OUR CHILDREN.
 
And every so often, look up into the sky…
Did you know that one of the electives at LASA is astronomy?

With the telescope and binocular equipment PFLASA purchased last year we’ve been able to host 5 night observations through the year around Austin as well as multiple lunar observations during school for astronomy students and any LASA student who is interested. At these observations students actually get to see the objects we study in class which gives a much better sense of the scale and practicality of observing our universe. The new Celestron telescope allows students with minimal observation experience to simply pick off a screen what they want to look at. The binocular mount allows for simple and fast spotting that is the same regardless of the height of the viewer. With our new equipment our observations are bigger, more hands on, accessible, and student friendly. I and the astronomy club are working to incorporate astrophotography and photometry into the observations in the future, without this equipment neither would be possible. Ultimately astronomy is a lot more interesting at night than during the day and i’m so happy we can offer this to our students now with the help of PFLASA.

– Ellen Owens, LASA Sci-Tech & Astronomy teacher

       
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It would really help out the stress level of the fundraising team
Peace!