Astronomy

The children at the Hogar have developed an interest in Astronomy since I pointed out the alignment of the planets Venus, Mars and Jupiter in the early morning sky a few days ago. They thought they were stars. After my first lecture a few would roll out of bed before 5 AM to see the planets change their positions in the night sky as the days progressed until they finally disappeared. Today I gave a class on the planets and their relationship to the solar system. Most asked good intelligent questions. They were in awe at a flyby over the terrain of the planet Mars I accessed on YouTube.com and at the land rovers Spirit and Opportunity traveling across the Martian surface exploring. With the computer I showed them a panorama of the universe recorded by the Hubble telescope of the hundreds of thousands of galaxies and their billions of stars. One young lady asked: “Where’s Jesus?”

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About Fortunato Velasquez

Fortunato Velasquez received his Registered Nurse's license from the State of California during the month that Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. On February 15, 2020, my friend and the director of the Fundación Señor San José in La Paz, La Paz, Honduras, Sister Edith Suazo Fernandez died at the age of 47. https://youtu.be/Poqcf0vn0qQ This a video of her funeral.

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