For her birthday in June, I crocheted her this ultra-portable telescope and some celestial objects:
The star, heart, Saturn and moon are strung from a mobile made of metal wire and fishing wire. The telescope's optical tube is reinforced by two cardboard tubes. The yarn legs are wrapped around a mini metallic tripod. The front lens was recycled from the plastic cover of a flashlight.
Here's a video of MJ checking out the telescope's features:
She took both telescopes to the park, where I photographed her stargazing:
In turn, she used my camera and her working telescope to photograph the moon during twilight:
She also captured Jupiter and five of its moons:
Happy Birthday, MJ! You prove that interested people are interesting!