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Astronomy Ambassador Elineema Reflects

Sep 09
2019
by Kai Staats

AWB Update - September 7, 2019 at 3:22 AM Elineema Nassary describes the thirty days of our working together as follows. "I experienced many things during the mounting of [the 12"] telescope at MMAO. I learned that we are all learning, and no one knows everything. I learned that a good scientist knows three words 'I DON’T KNOW'. Let us learn together. [W]e all shared knowledge during mounting the telescope and sometimes we engaged students to work with us.

"I also experienced that I have to work for the future generation and not for my benefit. Therefore we volunteered our time and even our liquidity in order to fulfill the mission of our beloved, late Pastor Chuck and mama Sue to come true. Yes it has happen. What is following is living in the Chuck’s idea of inspiring our students to love science. 

"[F]rom my fellow who we were together during mounting the telescope, especially from Kai, [I learned] to be very careful on everything I am doing, not to answer direct question if you are not 100% sure on it, [and] also reading and do[ing] more research on what you are learning. Moreover, be clean and keep everything on its position and be slow in fixing things." --Elineema

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