On the first Friday of every month we post skywatching notes for the homeschool month ahead. Here’s the monthly review for February, courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope’s website:
The regular sky summary from space.com provides many more details and is ideal for every serious young astronomy student:
What astronomical discoveries have you made in your homeschool this week? 😊
❡ Watchers of the skies: Teaching your students to recognize the constellations is one of the simplest and most enduring gifts you can give them. The planisphere on the front of your River Houses star atlas (riverhouses.org/books) will let you dial up the northern hemisphere sky for any night of the year, and the descriptions and maps of each constellation will point out the highlights. Find a dark-sky location near you this month and spend some quality homeschool time beneath the starry vault.