Lie Back, Look Up

Family adventures with the night sky

Lie Back, Look Up - Family adventures with the night sky

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 shopping season, consider these affordable, unconventional gifts– appropriate for seasoned astronomy enthusiasts and young stargazers alike!

Gifts for her

(These are taken right from my own wishlist!)

Zodiac Constellation Necklace makes for a great gift for mothers! You can show that special someone in your life that you are thinking about them by buying them this beautiful necklace with their zodiac constellation stamped into it. Mothers love to have a little memento reminding them of their children– consider buying a charm with each child’s zodiac constellation and put the charms together onto one chain.

This stylish hoodie with Ursa Major embroidery is the perfect way for her to show off her love of the constellations. This shop has several other types of clothing with constellation embroidery– all stylish and comfortable looking.

  This 2013 Desk Calendar would look great on a bulletin board or posted on the fridge. Each calendar has a beautiful sketch of a zodiac constellation. Don’t forget to circle the important dates in astronomy for the upcoming year before you wrap it!

A custom hand-stamped constellation ring is an elegant choice for the astronomy-loving woman in your life. You can choose any constellation, and this gorgeous ring won’t tarnish!

Gifts for him

The Ursa Minor Constellation Decal is a great gift for men and women alike– and you don’t even need to put it on a computer! It also works on car windows or any other smooth surface that might need some livening up!

A Vintage Constellation Chart  is the perfect gift for the guy who loves all things astronomy and all things vintage. The 8×10 size is perfect to hang in a den or office. It’s a beautiful reproduction, so you don’t have to worry about it falling apart. The constellation chart shows both the northern and southern hemispheres, so it’s a great gift for anyone in the world!

A Stars and Moons Fire Pit looks great to cozy up to on a chilly night. It would add a celestial touch to every backyard campfire, and set the stage for stargazing! What better way to tell the guy in your life that you’d love to spend some cozy nights stargazing around this beautiful fire pit.

This custom leather luggage tag is absolutely beautiful. You can have the artist custom stamp his initials, and even customize the constellation! There isn’t a more thoughtful gift for the astronomy-loving guy in your life.

Gifts for the kids

Here is THE BEST constellation book for kids and adults alike. By the famous creator of Curious George, this book does an amazing job of pointing out the constellations with very easy-to-understand drawings. Every child should have a copy of this book!

This is a great low-cost telescope kit for beginners. The Galileoscope allows kids of all ages to build and observe with a telescope similar to (but much better than) Galileo’s. Thirteen year-olds can assemble this with supervision, and younger children with adult help. The process of building the scope is beneficial in itself, and then at the end you have a great beginning telescope to use! It helps to have a tripod to attach the scope to, and then you can enjoy gazing at the moon or Jupiter!

Tickets to your local planetarium make a great gift for all ages. Take the time this winter break to visit a planetarium near you! Planetarium trips are especially fun for those of us in the Midwest during the winter season– the cold weather can make stargazing sessions a little tricky. You will usually find that tickets to a one-hour show are very reasonably priced.

There are many books out there with astronomy themes– fiction and nonfiction alike, for two year-old and twelve year-olds. You can foster your child’s love of reading and of astronomy with one gift!

Giveaway Winners

A big thank you to everyone who helped celebrate the launch of Lie Back, Look Up. I’m so pleased and humbled at the support that I’ve received for this site. A special thank you to my sister-in-law and friend, Meagan Francis. Her support and advice have been priceless. I hope that you all continue to visit, and please let me know if there is anything that you’d like to see here.

Congratulations to the three giveaway winners:


I will be contacting you via email so that I can send out your planispheres, which will hopefully aid in your stargazing pursuits. Again, thank you for visiting, and don’t forget to Lie Back, Look Up for essay help writers!

How To Write An Essay

Article was written by part time blogger from essayzoo.org

Different Paper Types

Research is the most widely recognized sort of article. An examination article is one in which you have a theme that should be considered and after that displayed in a unique way including the essayist’s investigation of the data.

Enticing: It is one in which the author embraces a particular perspective and endeavors to persuade the gathering of people to concur with their sentiment. This is finished by giving data, persuading contentions, and the essayist’s assessment.

An interpretive paper is like an influential however as opposed to including the essayist’s assessment, it is totally in view of expressing realities. The certainties can be went down and supported with research.

Account: This is an article in which the essayist relates an episode or story. The story is a more clear and regularly more individual type of composing. It is frequently the sort of article understudies will finish as their school application. Understudies can even discover tips and guidance for account from world-confided in sources, for example, Forbes.

Beginning: THE PRE-WORK

Composing any sort of exposition is made such a great amount of less demanding by doing the fitting legwork and research. Having the base data to help compose it will make really bringing the greater part of the data together substantially less demanding.

The primary thing the author needs to do is take a thought and expand upon it. This is finished by investigating the subject, thinking of a position and making inquiries about the theme perusers may be keen on as well. Consider the accompanying strides:

Wikipedia is a decent place to begin with general research. A few teachers don’t consider this to be a solid source, yet all things being equal, it can lead understudies to articles and references that can be utilized for formal references.

Hope to check whether there are comparative papers out there, regardless of whether they contend a similar point or take the restricting perspective. It regards examine the work of others to encounter the impact of the article from the peruser’s supposition and modify in like manner.

Search out customary research techniques. While there is a great deal of data accessible web based, looking in libraries and utilizing print-based media can give enlightening essential sources.

THE Writing PROCESS

The main thing an author needs to do is produce a proposition or center for the paper. The proposal ought to be a restricted proclamation that the author will examine, guard and some of the time give their supposition on. A theory can’t be a question which should be addressed and can’t be composed in the main individual.

Arranging out an article incorporates something other than picking a theme. Essayists ought to conceptualize their own thoughts regarding the subject, guides they need toward incorporate and start to discover sources to move down the data they wish to incorporate.

The article ought to be obviously plot. The acquaintance and the proposition have with be clear, specifying what it will be about. The proposal ought to explicitly be compact and comprise of a solitary sentence in the primary passage. The body ought to be laid out with the focuses that will be made and the rundown of the thoughts that will associate the focuses to one another.The bolster for these focuses will be given in the written work handle. The conclusion ought not just re-express the truths and the purposes of the body yet ought to entwine the whole paper. This ought to be done in a couple focuses that can be set out in the framework.

The paper diagram ought to be seen as the bone of the exposition and the structure that will be taken after all through. Scholars can start with this by basically developing the focuses that were given in the layout. It is vital for the essayist to completely talk about each point. This ought to be accomplished through examination, giving a synopsis of the author’s sentiment and depicting each point in full, so the group of onlookers does not have any waiting inquiries.

Cleaning YOUR WORK

Journalists need to check their work after the composition has been finished. Each sentence must be syntactically right, and each word ought to be passed on a particular point. For help with this, utilization free assets, for example, Purdue OWL and Grammarly.

Authors need to survey the structure of their paper, the data, the support accommodated each point, and the significance of the majority of the data included. Cleaning the work incorporates altering the substance and also editing for mistakes.

When this has been done, the best thing to do is to either have the article sent to an expert editing administration or to give the exposition to a regarded relative or companion for simplicity of cognizance. It doesn’t make a difference if the peruser is keen on the subject or has involvement with the level of composing. On the off chance that they discover the work simple to take after, instructive, and conceivably convincing, then it is by and large elegantly composed.

GETTING Professional Assistance

As a bustling understudy, having room schedule-wise to compose an article doesn’t generally come simple. To ensure there is no danger of getting a not as much as impeccable review, students may simply go to customessayorder.com site for help.

This reasonable paper composing administration spares understudies a lot of time. The cost is constantly reasonable, as it is figured by the scholastic level, the length of the article, and the due date.