Astronomy & Spirituality
in Our Daily Lives

Blending Knowledge and Understanding
with Love, Joy, Awe, and Faith
to Enhance Our Lives
and Deepen Our Connection
to ALL THAT IS

with astrophysicist Joyous Judy Young, Ph.D.



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COMMENTS FROM PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS & SUNWHEEL VISITORS

COMMENTS from 'EXPLORING THE SPIRITUAL UNIVERSE' Workshop Participants

COMMENTS from Retreat Participants: "Astronomy, Spirituality, & the Mayan Prophecy"

COMMENTS from Visitors to the SUNWHEEL


WRITTEN COMMENTS from Public --

"Cool rocks."
"An experience that broadens my understanding of the universe." (Adam V.)
"Learned lots I didn't know."
"Much needed knowledge. Thanks." (Anne M.)
"Wonderfully clear demonstrations."
"I can't wait to come back at night." (Debbie P.)
"This is great."
"Inspires further study." (Donna D.)
"Very interesting."
"Thanks for the experience." (K. Meyers)
"This is so cool."
"This is a great real world representation of the models."
"Admirable ambitious project." (John D.)
"I hope to bring back my family."
"Thank you for the field trip to the Sunwheel. The experience will stay with me forever."
"The Sun is new everyday." (Phylis Morrison, from Heraclitus)
"Dramatic." (Philip Morrison)

WRITTEN COMMENTS from 6th Graders

"Thank you for having us to your rock clock circle. I hope to study astronomy when I grow up." (Julia B.)
"I learned many things."
"I enjoyed our field trip very much." (Luisa F.)
"I hope I get to see the Sunwheel again."
"Thank you for the great presentation that you gave to our class." (Erika S.)
"I did not know that astronomy could be so interesting." (Christina A.)
"I think the Sunwheel is a great project." (Michael C.)
"I enjoyed very much going to the Sunwheel. This was an experience I will never forget." (Daria P.)
"I had a great time visiting you with my class. You're a great teacher of astronomy." (Raphael L.)
"I think I might go to the Sunwheel for my birthday and see when the Sun rises and sets." (Collin B.)
"I think it would be fun and interesting to be an astronomer." (Jennifer H.)
"I hope that you are able to raise the money to put in the 10' rocks." (Jenni S.)
"I'm so happy that it's our community that gets to have a Sunwheel." (Damaris D.)
"I learned alot even though I went to the Sunwheel last year in 5th grade." (Skyler W.)
"The trip to the Sunwheel was very educational and I look forward to going there again with my family." (Brooke S.)
"I would like to personally thank you for your enlightening presentation, as well as for the time you committed to teach our class and answer our questions." (Joel K.)


WRITTEN COMMENTS from Teachers

"This is a wonderful addition for my astronomy unit." (Renee Romano -- middle school teacher)
"I can't wait to take students here." (Carolyn Close, Shutesbury Elementary School)
"Thank you for the wonderful presentation. You do an invaluable service for the Amherst Schools. I learn something each time I take a group." (Dulcie Trowbridge, 6th grade teacher)
"Just right for our 5th grade unit." (Michael Kostoroski)
"Great project to complement my science unit." (Mary Andrade, 6th grade teacher)



Workshop and Retreat Information:

E-mail: young@astro.umass.edu