Living with CometsF Tsuruhiko Kiuchi—Nagano / Summer 1996
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Swift-Tuttle comet and . Kiuchi to meet in approximately 3,069,800,000km.

The Star Classroom.
March 1984 Kiuchi begins star-gazing classes in Usuda-machi.

"In the beginning, even the children were excited. Their eyes shone. 'Oh, I saw it!' 'It's moving!' 'Why is it floating?' I would reply that the earth is also floating. It was a very good time. But as they grew up, they gradually stopped attending. Or perhaps their parents became more serious. It is strange."

People become honest when they look at stars. I show stars to people that show up casually. Around 3,000 people per year come here. (There is a parking lot with excellent viewing conditions). At around midnight, we make coffee and chat about the environment. Various types of people show up, so many ideas and opinions are put forward. The following day, everyone goes back home and relays the conversations of the night before. I hope the Internet becomes like that."