Stupid Questions

I discovered the weblog of Carolyn Petersen who writes about space and astronomy related things (note the image of Venus and the Moon which looks quite similar to mine). I was interested in her story about a teacher in a planetarium lecture she was giving. It seems that a young girl asked her a question and before Carolyn had chance to answer, the teacher interrupted saying it was a stupid question. As Carolyn rightly points out, most questions about astronomy are not stupid and children quite often ask really good ones. If we don't ask questions how will we ever know the answers?

Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Monday 12th Apr 2004 (16:41 UTC) | Permalink
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