2019 Meteor Shower Guide

Tips for viewing Meteor Showers: You’ll enjoy it more if… Lie down, don’t crane your head up, you’ll get tired of doing that quickly. Lay on the ground, a picnic table, a reclining chair or a car hood (kids love that).The later the better; the...

Exoplanets

Exoplanet Activity: Search the Internet for pictures of planets in our solar system. Now search for planets outside our solar system.What differences do you notice in the pictures that are shown? Why do you think the exoplanet pictures are mostly drawings? An...

How to Choose a Telescope or Binoculars

*Quick Guide: Here’s the quick scoop… Ages 11 & under consider binoculars first (recommended specs 7 x 50) The first number should no drop below 7 or exceed 11The second number should not drop below 35, the higher the better Ages 12 & up we recommend a...

Teaching Astronomy: The Lost Art of Wonder

When was the last time you ended a lesson, looked over at your kids and their mouths hung open and their eyes bulged wide as they waited with bated breath for some explanation as to how something this amazing is even possible? If your kids aren’t reeling with awe and...