LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Sky-gazing just got a lot more interesting for 41 school children in rural Nebraska.
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, or NET, recently awarded a top-of-the-line, $2,000 telescope to teacher Rhonda Ammon and her fifth, sixth and seventh-grade students at Rock County public Schools in Bassett.
Each of the students wrote a short essay describing how the school would use the telescope and why it was important to their ducation.
NET Television viewers reviewed each of the entries online and voted for the best one.
The telescope was made available to NET Television as part of a grant to celebrate four centuries of astronomy and the PBS television program “400 Years of the Telescope.”