Well, my outreach program has expanded. I now do ‘astronomy talks’ in two local schools. Yesterday I gave a talk to the entire 5th grade at Rod Kelley school. I spoke for about an hour, and I have to say the kids paid pretty close attention! I thought it might be too long, but when I finished both powerpoints, there was 20 minutes to do Q&A.
All of the usual suspects showed up for Q&A: What will happen to the Earth when the Sun expands? What would happen if you fell into a black hole? etc.
I was worried that the subject matter would be too much ( it hits a lot: distance, mass, sizes, stellar evolution, supernova, white dwarf stars, neutron stars, black holes and scientific notation ) but the teacher said that it fit right in with the curriculum.