Make the acquaintance of Capella in the constellation Auriga the Charioteer this month — a nearby four-star system and one of the brightest lights in the northern hemisphere night sky — and make it your homeschool friend for life.
🔭 Homeschool Astronomy (Recent Posts)
Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
When a new planet swims into his ken.
A collection of great homeschool teaching ideas, resources, and little lessons on stars, planets, constellations, comets, meteors, galaxies, space exploration, and other astronomy-related topics from the River Houses Homeschool Network. Add your name to our free River Houses mailing list and get posts like these delivered right to your mailbox every week! 😊
❡ Star bright: This Homeschool Astronomy collection also includes our special series of monthly Great Star posts that introduce you and your students to twelve of the brightest stars of the northern hemisphere night sky. 🌟
Homeschool scientists can have a great time this month tracking the journey of the new James Webb Space Telescope, on its way to explore the early universe.
Our homeschool review of the educational wonders that you and your students can watch for in the northern hemisphere night sky during the month of January 2022.
Winter is here! If you’re in the northern hemisphere, that is. If you’re in the southern hemisphere, summer is here! Happy December 2021 solstice to homeschoolers everywhere!
Make the acquaintance of the ancient red giant Aldebaran in the constellation Taurus the Bull this month — one of the brightest stars in the northern hemisphere sky — and make it your homeschool friend for life.
Our homeschool review of the educational wonders that you and your students can watch for in the northern hemisphere night sky during the month of December 2021.
We divide the homeschool year into four three-month terms in the River Houses. Today is the first day of Orion Term, our winter term, named for the Great Hunter of the Heavens. Orion Term runs from December through February.
“Is such the stellar gauge of earthly show, / Nation at war with nation, brains that teem, / Heroes, and women fairer than the skies?” (An extra homeschool poem-of-the-week, a sonnet-masterpiece from Thomas Hardy, for this week’s lunar eclipse.)
Invite your young homeschool astronomers to view the partial lunar eclipse coming up on Thursday–Friday night this week (18–19 November 2021).
Take your young astronomers outside this week and look to the constellation Leo for the annual Leonid meteor shower.