President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, their daughters Malia,11, Sasha,8, joined with local area middle school students to star gaze during an event on the South Lawn of the White House on Wednesday(Oct. 7).
During the event, the president spoke to a crowd of students and encouraged them to “reach for the stars.”
“If they(referring to two young people who had discovered rare cosmic events) can discover something great, so can any of you other students here tonight. All you need is a passion for science,” President Obama said. “There are a lot of mysteries left and a lot of problems for you students to solve,” he added. “That is why we are working to reinvigorate math and science in schools.(Source)
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