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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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March Night Sky

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

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Viewing the Geminids Meteor Shower

Get ready for a wonderful sky event this week! While the Geminid Meteor Showers will be active between the 4th and the 17th, they will peak on Thursday night (the 13th).  Look towards the Gemini constellation in the southeastern sky … Continue reading

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December Night Sky

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

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Holiday Gift Guide for Stargazers

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 candles for friends and family members. This holiday … Continue reading

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November Night Sky

Check out our What’s Up in the Sky this Month page for an idea of planets and constellations to view in November.  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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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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Harvest Moon

The closest full moon to the autumnal equinox is called the harvest moon. The harvest moon is not necessarily bigger or brighter than a regular full moon. However, the moon’s orbital path is unique at this time of the year, … Continue reading

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