Monthly Archives: December 2012

DIY Galaxy Shoes

I just ran across this cool tutorial to┬ámake your own galaxy shoes! I think I will need to try this for my astronomonsters. If you don’t want to make them for yourself, it appears that there are a couple of … Continue reading

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Stargazing events to look forward to in 2013 released an article naming 13 Must-See Stargazing Events in 2013. Some events, like solar eclipses, won’t be visible to everyone in the world, but maybe you are fortunate enough to live in one of the lucky locations or can … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice, Bedtime Math, and Meridian Calendars

Tomorrow is the winter solstice for my location in North America, and then the Sun can begin its northward journey along the horizon and the days can lengthen again. For “Everything you need to know: winter solstice 2012,” see this … Continue reading

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Solar System Floor Puzzle

We’ve been all about floor puzzles in my house lately, especially solar system floor puzzles. We have two different solar system puzzles and a coral reef puzzle. The reef puzzle is a little challenging for toddlers, but they had fun … Continue reading

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A Night Sky Puzzle

Here is a little test of your knowledge of the constellations, comets, and moon phases. Can you find six mistakes in this image? Answers will be posted in the comments.

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