Cloudy Yuri

Against the odds that the weather posed in the evening of April 14, we celebrated our Yuri’s night at Julius Nyerere Crescent, Asokoro. The team worked hard on their preparations and publicity prior to the event but Mother Nature had her own plans.

Regardless, we had an eventful Yuri’s night. On arrival at the venue for the event, we set up our Telescope and like a magnet it attracted many curious bystanders. They wanted to know what the Telescope could do and the purpose for the event. This created an opportunity which we used to educate them about Astronomy, Yuri Gagarin and the capability of our Telescope & Binoculars.

We had giveaway flyers that had top facts about Astronomy, Space travel and Yuri Gagarin. We also had light refreshments for our audience. The clouds made it impossible to view any stars and the moon nevertheless, curious people used it to view objects in the distance. We had a star chart in order to show people the location and names of stars. We had several people that were seeing a Telescope for the first time, Kids that were excited about Astronomy and lots of questions to answer.

It was a lovely day and another step in the right direction for AWB Nigeria. One People, One Sky.

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Onuche Henry Ogu

Research Engineer with the National Space Research & Development Agency and part of the project team of Astronomers without Borders Nigeria

4 thoughts on “Cloudy Yuri”

  1. One people *one sky…… I really appreciate being among and working with you guys. …. People full of creativity and ideas always willing to work for the kids. … Let the Team spirit continue love you guys

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  2. It feels great to be associated with this team and purpose. I look forward to more. It was exciting to interact with passers-by and observe their curiosity.
    Great work guys!
    One people, one sky! 👍👍👍

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