Monthly Archives: October 2012

Viewing the Orionids Meteor Shower as a Family

The Orionids meteor shower will peak on the nights of October 20th and 21st this month, as the Earth passes through the debris from Halley’s Comet. With this shower occurring on the weekend, it is a great opportunity to stargaze … Continue reading

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The myth of Cassiopeia and Andromeda

The sky is full of constellations based on myths and legends from ancient cultures throughout the world. This is one reason that stargazing is important for children, and also something that makes it fun for them. The fall sky is … Continue reading

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October Night Sky

Check out our What’s Up in the Sky this Month page for an idea of planets and constellations to view in October.  Don’t forget to print off the free Fall Sky Map as well! If you’re looking for a good … Continue reading

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