Category Archives: Meteors

Prepare for Perseids

The Perseid Meteor Shower approaches! Great info on EarthSky’s meteor shower guide and from Astronomy magazine’s Perseid Meteor Shower article. From Astronomy.com: “If predictions hold, observers across eastern Europe and northern Asia could witness 100 meteors per hour if they watch … Continue reading

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Meteor Math Problems for Kids, from Bedtime Math

I know I recently posted a link to Bedtime Math for their Curiosity Rover-related math problems, but now they’ve got a meteor shower one! Awesome! Too bad the meteors weren’t awesome for me at the Perseid peak–I had clouds again.

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Meteor Activity Page for Kids

I already posted this page in my Perseid 2012 post, but I’m reposting this PDF Activity Page here so it is easy to find. Meteor Activity Page

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Perseid Meteor Shower 2012

I’ve been working on meteor content for the planetarium, so I’ve completely missed posting about Mars and the Curiosity landing tonight, but you’re probably getting that news elsewhere (I hope.) Anyway, August is a great time to view meteors for … Continue reading

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Has anyone been hit by a meteorite?

Has anyone ever been hit by a meteorite? This question is likely to come up when talking to kids about meteors and meteorites, and the answer is, “Yes.” How likely is a person to be hit by a meteorite? Not … Continue reading

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Well, maybe the Draconids

I hope some of you got to see some good meteors this August, because I didn’t. Clouds seem to follow me every Perseid peak, and with my little astronomers being as young as they are, it was easier for me … Continue reading

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Meteorite Hunting

Have you ever wished on a shooting star? And has that wish ever been that its meteorite would land at your feet… …or, maybe a little farther away, but somewhere easily found so you could have your own meteorite? Well, … Continue reading

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Pieces of Another World

Since we’re talking about meteors and meteor showers lately, now seems an excellent time for a review of a story book about viewing a meteor shower. Pieces of Another World by Mara Rockliff tells the story of a dad taking … Continue reading

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A Shooting Star is Not A Star…

…and other astronomy songs for kids can be found here: The Kids Knowit Network.  There are also games and songs for astronomy and other subjects as well. I sometimes play the astronomy songs for my own little astronobabies at home. … Continue reading

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Hello, Meteor.

We are approaching a great time for viewing meteors: late July and early August, for the Delta Aquarid and Perseid Meteor Showers. Check out EarthSky’s Meteor Guide for 2011 for more details, but basically, look for increased meteor activity for … Continue reading

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