IYA @ Letaba Show
Kos Coronaios reports about the IYA at the Letaba Show:
It was easy to find the astronomy display at the Letaba show in Tzaneen, one just had to follow the images of stars, planets and arrows that were stuck to the floor. Over a three day period Cuan, James and I, with a little help from the Warriors were busy promoting astronomy in the region. Pamphlets on SALT and SAAO were handed out, amongst some of the more traditional information on the Sun, Moon, planets, solar system etc. A scaled down solar system with information on the planets and Sun was on display outside with the outer planets Uranus and Neptune in the distance. Edward Foster's display, an illustrated time-line of cosmic and fossil history drew lots of interest, the evenings were spent projecting displays of the Moon and Jupiter on the screen and it was fun watching the kids run off to call their parents to come and look. Various lunar features were pointed out and on the first evening Jupiter's GRS slowly came into view.