Monthly Archives: May 2011

Tonight’s Sky for June 2011

Earlier I listed a couple of sites which provide night sky highlights which you can use to see what’s up. Here is another one, this time in video form. “Tonight’s Sky,” produced by HubbleSite.org, provides a monthly guide to the … Continue reading

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Photopic Sky Survey

If you want to have fun zooming around the night sky on your computer, check out the Photopic Sky Survey. “It’s a 5,000 megapixel photograph of the entire night sky stitched together from 37,440 exposures.” Enjoy!

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Goodnight Moon

My almost-two-year-old loves the moon. (Hm, why do I feel like I’ve written that before?) One night around the time of the last full moon, he had trouble sleeping. So before putting him back to bed again, I took him … Continue reading

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Full Moon Walk

          Tonight, our Regional Science Center has planned a Full Moon Walk. This event features a walk on the prairie trails at Buffalo River State Park at dusk during the full moon (or nearly full moon). On such a walk … Continue reading

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Thunderstorm Appreciation

           I was just woken up by a hailstorm. Fortunately, my munchkins slept through it, but other parents might not be so lucky. Some kids get afraid of storms. Maybe mine will be, someday. When I was a kid, my … Continue reading

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How do you know what’s up?

If you’re not a regular stargazer, you might not know what’s up in the sky on any given night. Even if you are a regular sky watcher, you might consult a source or two for observation guidance. Here are a … Continue reading

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Star Parties

Tonight my local astronomy club was going to have a star party for the public, but a star party requires a clear sky. Our sky here tonight is overcast, so no stargazing for us. Instead, here’s a note for you … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Anniversary to American Space Flight!

P.S. — Happy 50th Anniversary to American space flight! Alan Shepard became the first American to reach space when he launched on a suborbital flight on May 5, 1961. There are many good articles about Shepard and his first flight, … Continue reading

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Introduction

Greetings! I am starting this blog as a proud astronomommy to share ideas with other parents about ways to foster children’s astronomical interests. My 20-month-old son gets very excited about the Moon and stars. If he sees the Moon, or … Continue reading

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