This former teacher reconnects with his students at a solar eclipse party

This former teacher reconnects with his students at a solar eclipse party

Promising one thing, and promising another, this New York professor promised his students in 1978 to organize a party for the next solar eclipse… and he kept his promise on Monday, more than 45 years later.

When Patrick Moriarty started teaching science in the late 1970s, he told his ninth graders that they would all meet during the next total eclipse in Rochester.

I said to my students, do you see this on April 8, 2024? circle [cette date]. He said: “We will meet on this date.” New York Post The retired teacher is now 68 years old.

The teacher repeated this call in all his classes for 16 years. Then, in 2022, he started planning the event on Facebook.

So, on Monday nearly a hundred of his former students and their families gathered outside his home in Brighton to observe the rare phenomenon. Other residents further afield even contacted Mr. Moriarty to say how much they wanted to be involved in the event.

The former science teacher had planned everything, down to a karaoke machine to share information about the eclipse.

“I had the opportunity to reconnect with many of my students who shared wonderful things about being in the classroom and the influence of teachers. It was a moment of like, 'Oh my gosh, I think I did a good job.' “I had an impact on these children,” he told American media.

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