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mike alexander
2005-Feb-02, 06:42 PM
Pardon my indulgence...

...but the American Museum of Natural History just posted the results in their Young Naturalist essay competition....

...and my son Elliot made finalist for his paper determining the periods of the Jovian moons!


Good Astronomy! Good Kid! Proud Dad!

2005-Feb-02, 06:50 PM
Kudos, to your son and a very proud papa! =D>

2005-Feb-02, 07:06 PM
Wow, that's great! =D> Hope you guys get a free trip to the museum, it's a great place. I was there all the time, growing up in NYC.

Donnie B.
2005-Feb-03, 12:11 AM
Become a member! They have a great magazine (Natural History). Steven Jay Gould was a regular columnist for many years.

Now Neil deGrasse Tyson writes a monthly column on topics in Astronomy -- good, but written at a fairly basic level. I'm hoping he will eventually run out of easy topics and start writing at a more in-depth level.

2005-Feb-03, 12:21 AM
What´s more, he´s got a poetic vein! "Dance of the Moons", cool title. Congrats. :)

paulie jay
2005-Feb-04, 01:40 AM
That's wonderful! =D> :D

2005-Feb-04, 01:50 AM
=D> =D> =D> Had a look through the rest of the grades and papers submitted. Tremendous range of topics covered and a real credit to Elliot to be up there with the best. Congratulations all round and you have every right to feel proud of him.

mike alexander
2005-Feb-04, 06:17 AM
Thanks, everyone, for putting up with my grinning. But then, Spider Robinson says that happiness shared is happiness multiplied.

And when we lived back East, AMNH was a frequent and favorite stop.

mike alexander
2005-Mar-01, 04:52 PM
Just got the call this morning.

Elliot won! :D :D :D

New York, here we come!

2005-Mar-01, 05:03 PM
Congrats!! =D> =D>

2005-Mar-01, 05:08 PM
Sweet! =D>

2005-Mar-02, 02:56 AM
Way to go, proud PAPA! =D>

2005-Mar-02, 03:49 AM

Looking through the titles of the other 10th grade contestant's papers, it would appear he had some really good competition.

I hope you and your son have an enjoyable time in New York City.

2005-Mar-03, 12:06 AM
much, much congratulation!

(and to me, for spelling "congratulation" right for once.)