Astronomy Professor 1-7 | Mother of Two
Professor Harrington found herself waiting in the Astronomy tower with her favorite jacket on, she hoped all the students came prepared for this week. They were heading out of the castle once again and winter was approaching fast as they headed towards April. Once the students were in the room she began the lesson. "Good Evening, I hope you all are excited, now last week we took a look up close at asteroids. This week we are going to see what happens when those bodies, typically smaller than asteroids, come through the atmosphere and burn up," Sarah said to the students hoping they were all prepared for the weather outside.
"Now gather around and we will pop off to our location for this evening," Sarah said ushering the students around a telescope that would take them to a location away from all other humans and creatures to see the meteor shower. "Now don't wander off from here, I'll be talking about the meteors while we watch them come through the sky," Sarah said showing the students to a spot she had been to earlier in the day that had blankets across the ground for the students to sit on and small lanterns she light with a flick of her wand so they could take notes.
"Now, meteors are typically small pieces that broke off of asteroids when two asteroids hit each other up in the belt we were in last week. Now, as they approach the Earth, those little pieces of rock will be sucked in by the gravity and they will burn upon entry into the atmosphere." Looking up she could see the first few streaks of light signalling the start of the meteor shower. "The common name for these are shooting stars. The sizes of these rocks can be as small as 10cm to several meteors. The light is produced from heat of the pressure entering the atmosphere." Professor Harrington said as the students got to enjoy the show in the heaven. She smiled as they all enjoyed the brilliant streaks, pointing out as various ones came into view.
"Astronomy Masters have been protecting the Earth for hundreds of years, wizards such as the Lapp Shamans near the North pole have used their skills to destroy and also force meteors away from Earth." They stayed for another 30 minutes while the meteor shower continued and the students got to watch the show. She always loved staring up into the heavens, sometimes she would with her two young girls, not teaching them anything, but just stare and see what they saw in the sky. "Now let's head back students!" She said as the show died down. "No homework this week, but take care to study in preparation for your exams coming up!" She said over the loud noise of the students bustling around the room getting ready to leave and warming up.
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