When I looked through that first telescope my paradigm shifted up course. I realized it was a really big universe and I wanted to know all about it.
I can use models and speed up time and show them how the sun moves across the sky and they can see the seasons change. It's like putting them in a time machine. They can see 24 hours in a matter of minutes. You can't do that in a classroom.
They know the tangible. It's showing them the intangible that will make them leave here feeling different, at least for a few hours, if not for a few days. I get emotional. I'm very emotional when I look at the night sky.
I love my job. Learning is intent with emotions.