Participants viewed the sun through a solar telescope

Participants viewed the sun through a solar telescope

Participants viewed the sun through a solar telescope.

High school student Marisa Tommarello looked at the sun through a solar telescope. “I was definitely not expecting something so great like this with all the rockets and posters,” said Tommarello, who is interested in engineering. She attended the event with her mother, Joanna DeFranco, associate professor of software engineering at Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies. “She told me last week she wants to work at NASA,” DeFranco said. “It seemed meant to be to come to this event.”

IMAGE: Francisco Tutella