First Years: Lesson Three

Professor Sarah Harrington

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Professor Harrington was excited for this class. The first year was the most informative, for the students and herself. If the students were bored already she'd know not to except those students past 5th year, but those excited for the class were the most thrilling to watch as they'd grow up the next few years. "Kia ora, hello all! Welcome back to another week of Astronomy! I hope you are all excited for another lesson," Sarah said as she began to set up for the lesson. She was going to use a rare bit of magic to teach the students their lesson today. "This week we are going to be looking at how stars move in the sky." Professor Harrington stood at the front of the class, pausing a moment in case the students still had yet to take out their note taking utensils.

"Now if I were able to keep you all night you'd be able to see how the stars pass over us in the nighttime sky, much like the sun does during the day. To make things simple this week we are staying inside and I'll be showing you with a ceiling demonstration, much like the same magic used for the Great Hall ceiling. This will allow me to control time above us in our classroom sky." She cast her spell and soon enough there was a bubble around the classroom and looking up you could see stars appearing. The bubble did not reach the floor and was more like an umbrella over the students and herself. "Now, this is an exact representation of the night sky on September 1st, around 10pm, when you all had first arrived to the castle, about the time I'm sure you were all falling asleep," Professor Harrington said with a little laugh looking over at the faces of the students. "You'll notice when you look up facing towards the front of the classroom, a large star along our horizon line, this is Vega in the constellation Lyra," she said waving her wand so lines appeared connecting the stars to form the small constellation.

"Now watch what happens to the star Vega when I move time forward to how the night sky appeared just a few hours later," she said as she waved her wand and the stars began to slowly move across their pretend sky as the night she was recreating was moving along. The star Vega quickly fell beneath the horizon and to the east new stars were appearing and rising up, but the stars towards the south remained more or less the same. She stopped when the time would have been around three in the morning. "Vega is no longer visible, in fact in the same position is the constellation Pegasus," said the teacher as she again waved her wand and lines formed where the constellation was. "Now, constellations are something we will go into further later on your third year, for now can anyone tell me what happened during the night on September 1st between 10pm and 3am that would change the nighttime sky like that? Next week we are going to go into more details about this process with more technical terms, see you all next week!" Professor Harrington said dismissing the class. She figured after the excitement of the lesson homework would be best saved for once their lesson on how the stars move in the sky was finished.

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*Kia ora means Hello in the Native New Zealand Language, Maori.
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Flynn North

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As per usual when it came to this particular class, Flynn yawned loudly as he wandered into the classroom and plopped himself down in one of the empty seats at the back. When he heard that it was just going to be another lecture (the night sky changed during the night, who knew), the Gryffindor simply rolled his eyes. At least there was something to pretty to look at, so he folded his arms, balancing his chair on the back two legs so he could star up at the stars above his head. It was a little interesting that some had changed as time went on but some hadn't, but he didn't care enough to want to think about it for very long. Instead, the four legs of his chair hit the ground with a loud clunk as the lesson was finally called to a finish and Flynn gratefully grabbed his things before leaving the classroom to head back to the common room.
 

Hunter Robinson

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After last class Hunter was excited to see what they would be doing today. This class had revealed itself as a pleasant surprise, honestly the boy was really looking forward to it in the beginning but he Emmaline made classes more fun and he tried to show interest in class for her, he wasn'r expecting to do things as cool as last week.
Soon enough the Hufflepuff boy saw that today it wasn't going to be a fun class, or at least not as fun as last week. Immediately Professor Harrington started talking theory and then she made some kind of spell that made the stars appear and move in the classroom ceiling, he felt like his brain was about to explode with so much information but he kept on smiling and tried not to freak out. Maybe he'd do some independent studying until next week's class so he stopped being so alarmed about this whole 'moving stars' thing.
This was a class way more related to science than any other he had and the only part of science he was good at was botany, the science that studies plants, in this case Herbology. Planets, stars, celestial bodies and rocks floting through space were never his thing, it somehow hinted a bit of geology and studying rocks, or how the moon was formed was not something he particularly enjoyed. Thankfully the class didn't last long and he was out of there before he knew it.
 

Blake Lodge

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Blake entered the class cheerfully, stairs weren't a big deal for her since the Gryffindor House was located in the seventh floor. Climbing up to the Astronomy tower was just a little bit of extra effort that she honestly didn't even considered a warm up.
Astronomy wasn't her favourite subject but it was a fun one, she had a great time in those classes. Today unfortunately they would be not going outside but Blake's spirits were too high to be brought down by something like that.
Today Professor Harrington said they would be pearning about the stars movement and Blake immediately got fascinated by the spell that she did to turn the classroom ceiling into a starry night. She would be sure to mention that to some designers so they could make something like that in her bedroom, maybe the stars could even be falling or something.
The astronomy professor kept going in her lesson talking about Vega's position and how it changes over time. Blake really liked that certain constellations had names, she wondered how they got their names. Someone can't just look up to a constellation and say 'You look like Lyra to me so your name will be Lyra', maybe it had to do something with the shapes the constellations made but she had to admit that a very wild imagination was need to see similarities between constellations and objects or animals.
Once the glass was over the girl packed her things and made hwr way down again, one of the best things of living in a higher floor was that she didn't need to go down as many stairs as a Hufflepuff so hopefully she would be in bed soon.
 

Estella Fuentes

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Estella entered the Astronomy classroom for the third time, taking her usual seat within the room. She wasn't sure how she felt about her Astronomy classes yet, but she figured it would be hard anyway after only the first couple of lessons. Reverting her attention to the front, the professor started the lesson quickly, lecturing the class about how stars moved. This was interesting to Estella who never thought that stars could do that. She thought the night sky was the same every night, with some stars gone that might have died and some new stars that might have been born. The Hufflepuff made sure to write down some notes hoping that this would help her get through the course. Then, she packed away her belongings and headed out of the classroom once dismissed.
 

Skylar Anderson

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Skylar walked into another Astronomy class, hoping that they'd be able to go outside again. She took a seat as usual, and waited to see what the Professor would talk to them about this week, but unfortunately, it ended up seeming like they wouldn't go outside. Skylar breathed a small sigh of disappointment, but she focused her attention towards the make-shift sky the Professor had created anyway, thinking that it wasn't so bad after all. She settled back in her chair and watched as the Professor explained how the stars moved throughout the night, which although Skylar had known about already, was still interesting to relearn, and this time with specific examples which made it even better.

As the lesson was almost over, Skylar heard the Professor say something about constellations, and she sat up, hoping they'd learn more about them and the origins of their names, since it was something she'd always loved learning about, but sadly, Professor Harrington told them that they'd be learning it during their third year. Third year?! Skylar thought to herself bitterly. She couldn't believe she had to wait that long! After all, what else was there to learn about with Astronomy? She was pretty sure constellations were a fairly big part of it so she was disappointed they wouldn't be learning about it today or even in the near future.

The Professor then finished with a question for the class, which Skylar didn't know the answer to, so she instead just packed up and left, slightly sad about not learning about constellations, but otherwise pretty happy with how the lesson had gone, and hoping that the next time they'd get to go outside again.
 

Ronald Lazarao

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Ronald excited for 3rd class of Astronomy, when he going to upstairs to go Astronomy class young gryffindor lucky because class will be start that he seat at favorite chair im front of class, Professor Harrongton discuss that we will stay at Astronomy Classroom Im bit of sad because I want see the sky and start at outside.

Professor Harrington said that our ceiling will become magical to demonstrate her lecture but we try to observe what Professor Harrington tell us at the magical ceiling the dark blue sky with more stars and cloud that see above the sky.

Professor Harrington said see the difference at 10pm of September 1st after 3am, Ronald see the differenciate that stars moving a liitle bit fast and see the meteor that start at the right side and downfall at left side of sky and clouds will be move fast at the right side, Professor Harrington said constellation will be discussed in our 3rd year level.

Professor Harrington said that next week will be discuss futher for this lesson and have techinical terms also, add the lesson fiinish Ronald came back to his common room and try to imaginative or he can draw that whay he see in thier Astronomy class today young gryffindor said to himself.
 

Harper Alston

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Last week's lesson had convinced Harper that stargazing wasn't completely boring. She'd even given it a try a couple of times during the week. Unfortunately, every time she had looked up at the sky, she'd struggled to identify the things they had seen in class. Aside from the Milky Way, which was easy to spot, all the other interstellar objects were nearly impossible to distinguish from the others. Hopefully they would go outside again tonight, and Professor Harrington would once again point out the different stars in the sky.

Harper arrived early and sat next to the window before taking out her notebook and pencils. Professor Harrington introduced the lesson, explaining that they would stay inside. But Harper barely had time to feel any disappointment when her attention was caught by the spell that had just be cast. A replica of the night sky appeared above the classroom, causing Harper's eyes to widen slightly. Now that was a spell she wanted to learn. She didn't understand why every room in the castle wasn't enchanted to look like there was no ceiling. Things would be so much less gloomy if there was sunlight everywhere.

Professor Harrington explained that stars moved across the sky, which Harper already knew about. But she didn't mind hearing the information again, especially since Professor Harrington was taking the time to point out the different constellations, even drawing magical lines to connect them. She'd never been able to identify constellations before; the sky just looked like a mess of scattered stars. But now, she was able to see the patterns. Unfortunately, it sounded like they wouldn't be learning more constellations until third year, which was ages away. It wasn't long before class had ended, and Harper was left to pack up her stuff. She wasn't sure if Lyra and Pegasus were now visible since it was autumn and not spring, but she figured she could look out the window in Gryffindor tower to see if she could spot them.
 

Ivy Ashworth

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While Ivy usually focused on classes and homework mostly, she had really enjoyed Valentine's Day at Hogwarts. She had signed up to deliver roses, which had been a lot of fun, and she had also attended the dance, which had been fun too. She was eager to write home about it, though she had to make sure to also mention all the revising she had been doing, as well as practicing spells for the exam. She knew her dad would expect that from her, and she didn't want to disappoint him in any way.

Ivy headed into the Astronomy classroom, taking her usual seat in the front of the classroom. She had really loved the previous lesson, and she was curious to see what they would do this time. Professor Harrington told them that today they would look at how stars move in the sky, which was definitely interesting. Ivy wondered if they were going outside again, but instead the professor cast a spell on the ceiling so they could see the stars from the classroom. She showed them the sky of September 1st, then showed them how the stars moved. It was very interesting, and Ivy tried her best to take notes while also looking at the sky. She was eager to learn more about this process, but it seemed like that would have to wait. When they were dismissed, Ivy grabbed her things and left a little reluctantly.
 

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