Friday, August 7, 2009
Drawing the Moon
That's not a photograph of the moon on the screen - it is a pastel drawing of the moon as seen through a telescope. It was done by Deirdre Kelleghan who is from Ireland. She was here on Long Island for the Astronomical League Conference this weekend, and she gave a workshop on drawing the Sun and the Moon. One of the really cool things is that she works with young children and teaches them about some of the moons in the solar system, and then helps them to draw them. Her program is called "Deadly Moons." The neat thing is that "deadly" in Ireland means "cool," and the kids love the program and have a great time.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 9:32 PM