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Barbara J. Feldman

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Barbara J. Feldman



Dear Reader,

I hope everyone had a happy Mother's Day weekend. The hubby and I had a one-night getaway to the Valle de Guadalupe with our daughter that was super fun. I shared a picture on Facebook, if you want to see what I look like on a windy day!

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Barbara J. Feldman
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Quick Links to Printables

Stargazing Printable
https://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/files/printables-club/stargazing.pdf

Stargazing Wikipedia Printable
https://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/files/printables-club/wiki-stargazing.pdf

Space Day Printable
https://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/files/printables-club/space_day.pdf

Constellations Printable
https://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/files/printables-club/constellations.pdf

Saturn Printable
https://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/files/printables-club/saturn.pdf

Neptune Printable
https://www.surfnetkids.com/printables/files/printables-club/neptune.pdf


Stargazing
https://www.surfnetkids.com/resources/stargazing/

Stargazing

Interested in astronomy? Backyard stargazing is a simple first step. Experts advise us to learn the sky with the naked eye before investing in a pair of binoculars, and don’t rush to buy a telescope. More great advice can be found online in these marvelous sites.

Astronomy.com: Learn the Constellations
https://astronomy.com/observing/astro-for-kids/2008/03/learn-the-constellations

"If you're a newcomer to amateur astronomy, eager to begin exploring the night sky, you'll have to overcome one of astronomy's biggest hurdles -- learning to identify the constellations." This Astronomy.com article is part of their Astronomy for Kids section. It takes you across the sky, starting with the northern sky and the Big Dipper. Did you know that the Big Dipper is not actually a constellation? It is an asterism, and is part of the Ursa Major (Great Bear) constellation.

Astronomy for Kids: Beginners
http://www.dustbunny.com/afk/beginners/

Every click is a winner at Rick Morris' Astronomy for Kids, where "grownups are welcome, too, as long as they promise to behave." I recommend starting with Beginner's Corner, for tips on learning the rhythm of the sky, and Sky Maps, for timely advice on what to look for in the sky this month. But don't miss the seven planet word searches in Puzzles, and for oodles of good stuff for school reports, visit Planets.

Earth and Sky: Tonight
https://earthsky.org/tonight

Ever wish you had an experienced astronomer standing by your side to guide you to the nightly show? Now you do. Meet Deborah Byrd, Skywatching columnist. "Each day's segment is designed to guide your eye to something you can see that night, or the next morning before dawn. It might be a constellation, a star, or a planet. Or it might be a celestial event, such as an eclipse." In addition to this feature, teachers and lower-elementary kids have their own sections, accessible from the lunar menu at the top of each page.

Ology: Astronomy: A Kid's Guide to Stargazing
https://www.amnh.org/explore/ology/astronomy/a-kid-s-guide-to-stargazing

"Planets look a lot like bright stars, so telling stars from planets can be tricky. One clue is that planets don't twinkle like stars, although it's sometimes hard to see the difference." Ology offers up a great advice for kids and families, including tips on keeping a Sky Journal to record what stars and constellations you saw on what date.

Sky and Telescope: Stargazing Basics
https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-resources/stargazing-basics/

"How good an astronomer you become depends less on your instrument than on building your knowledge and skills." To get the most out of backyard stargazing, start with this collection of eight articles from Sky and Telescope magazine. Highlights include Words Ya Gotta Know (from arcsecond to zenith) and Understanding Celestial Coordinates (exactly what are declination and right ascension?) Best clicks are the two printable ten-page guides "Getting Started in Astronomy." To find a copy for your hemisphere, look for the link at the bottom of Your First Steps in Astronomy.

Honorable Mentions

About Space and Astronomy
https://www.thoughtco.com/astronomy-basics-4133556

Astronomy Picture of the Day
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

Starchild
https://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/

Stargazers Online
https://www.stargazersonline.org/


Related Videos

Getting started stargazing!
https://www.surfnetkids.com/video/5466/getting-started-stargazing/

Star watching made easy!
https://www.surfnetkids.com/video/5471/star-watching-made-easy/

What are stars and constellations?
https://www.surfnetkids.com/video/5469/what-are-stars-constellations/

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Quote of the Week

"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves." ~~ William Shakespeare ~~ (26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) British playwright, poet. Click this link to gaze at more quotes about stars.

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