Fresh faces: Aidan Beringer (9)

Fresh faces are all around. The Hub will be interviewing the people that wander the halls every day, so we can put a personality to the stranger


Meet Aidan Beringer (9).

“I like the idea of discovering other planets outside of the solar system and exploring the galaxy. Did you know that the galaxy is held not by gravity but by dark matter?

When I first started getting into astronomy I was watching the Science Channel and the show ‘How the Universe Works’ came on and that got me interested in it. I talked about it a lot with my dad, so he got me a telescope for Christmas.

My telescope is pretty powerful and pretty high tech. There’s a little computer that helps you locate object like planets, galaxies and stars with it. We can see the moons of Jupiter with it. It’s only once in a while though because the conditions have to be good. It has to be a clear night and it has to be cooler because the steam from outside could rust the telescope.

I don’t think we’re alone in the universe. Aliens probably come from a different star system. We think that some of the gas planet’s moons may have the possibilities of having life on it.

Many people in the world believe that we’ve been visited in the past by extraterrestrial beings. I believe that we have, too.

There’s some pieces of evidence like the pyramids in Egypt. The three of them point to the constellation Orion’s Belt. That may mean that we’ve made contact with those star systems.

I’d love to be an astronomer when I grow up so I can learn and study more about this.”