Today was such an exciting day! We were able to Skype with Dr. Jonathan Seale, an Associate Research Scientist at the Center for Astrophysical Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Dr. Seale researches star formations, but is also very knowledgeable of our solar system and beyond. Dr. Seale explained what his job as a researcher is like, the types of telescopes he uses, and what inspired him to become an astronomer. The classes had an opportunity to ask him questions as well. We learned about how stars are formed, black holes, white holes and different types of stars. Because of their background knowledge, the third graders were able to connect to the information in such a meaningful way!