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, 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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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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