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Observing the 2017 Solar Eclipse with Kids

The chance to see an eclipse event in the sky is a wonderful opportunity to get  children excited about astronomy. On Monday, August 21st, millions of us in the United States will have the chance to see a spectacular total … Continue reading

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Summer Stargazing

For many families, summer is the ideal season for stargazing– the kids are out of school, the weather is beautiful, and everyone seems to be staying up later and sleeping in. Stargazing is for EVERYONE and ANYONE can do it! … Continue reading

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Modeling the Earth-Moon-Sun Relationship

One of the trickiest, yet most important, Astronomy concepts for children to understand is the Earth-Moon-Sun relationship. The idea of rotation and revolution, while extremely basic, is the foundation of understanding motion in our solar system. These three objects have … Continue reading

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How To – Safely! – Observe The Solar Eclipse With Kids!

The chance to see an eclipse event in the sky is a wonderful opportunity to get  children excited about astronomy. On Thursday, October 23rd, millions of us in the United States will have the chance to see a spectacular partial … Continue reading

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Family Stargazing

You don’t have to be an expert astronomer to stargaze with your kids; you can learn right alongside them. Stargazing as a family can be a lot of fun, but what you do need is time and patience—if you have … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift List

Here is an updated post from last year….. As the holiday season descends upon us, it’s time to start thinking about gift giving. And if you are like me, I get tired of buying the same old socks and scented … Continue reading

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Meteor shower viewing for the whole family

The Draconids  meteor shower will peak on the nights of October 7th & 8th, with the best viewing before midnight. While the Draconids aren’t known for producing the most spectacular show, the thin waxing crescent moon won’t be competing for … 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, constellations and special events to look for in the October Sky. Be sure to print off the Fall Sky Maps as well!

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Stargazing on the Fourth of July

Planning on catching a fireworks display on the 4th? What a perfect opportunity for family stargazing! Spend a few minutes after the fireworks display to lie back and look up. Check out a few of these posts for activity ideas … Continue reading

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July Night Sky

Check out our What’s Up in the Sky This Month page for an idea of planets and constellations to look for in the July night sky. Be sure to print off the Summer Sky Maps as well!

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