In a partnership with Iowa Wesleyan University’s Dr. Kathy Schmidt (Teacher Education) and Van Allen Elementary, 3rd and 4th graders built telescopes using kits provided by the Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, WI.

The students then learned to use their telescopes at a “Star Party” held on the Iowa Wesleyan campus.

Thank you to Kare Kauffman, Van Allen Elementary (Mount Pleasant), for inviting IW to work with her students; to Grant Holtkamp, Olivia Johnson, and Aubriana Johnson (IW Teacher Education students); and Joe and Paula Vallone (IW Chemistry Professor) for bringing their telescope to the “Party.”