Aspen Astronomer is a children’s show told through spoken word, origami, illustration and audience participation. It is the story of a young witch, Aspen, whose year 5 class is about to join in with the school science fair. But two of Aspen’s classmates–a boy and a girl–don’t have the confidence they need to be their true, brilliant selves. Aspen uses her magic to help her two classmates overcome their fear and enter the science fair.
Dealing with issues of gender stereotyping, childhood imagination and the restrictiveness of a society that does not value inventiveness, Aspen is here to remind children that they are all brilliant, that science is another kind of magic, and no spell is too complicated.