A homeschool review of wonders to watch for in the northern hemisphere night sky during the month of December 2019.
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Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
When a new planet swims into his ken.
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This Thursday night (21–22 November 2019) there may be a significant, though brief, meteor storm associated with the annual Alpha Monocerotid meteor shower. Be sure to take your homeschool astronomy students outside for a look!
Take your young homeschool astronomers outside this week and look to the constellation Leo for the annual Leonid meteor shower.
“No star is lost at all / From all the star-sown sky.” (Our homeschool poem-of-the-week, from A.E. Housman, for the annual Leonid meteor shower.)
An otterific round-up of this week’s big astronomical event, the 2019 Transit of Mercury — another one won’t occur until 2032! (And don’t miss the futuristic painting of the Mercury transit of 1914!)
Make the acquaintance of Algol in the constellation Perseus this month — one of the brightest stars in the northern hemisphere sky — and make it your homeschool friend for life.
Homeschool tips on how to observe next week’s transit of the planet Mercury across the face of the sun — if you miss it, you’ll have to wait until 2032 to see one again.
A homeschool review of wonders to watch for in the northern hemisphere night sky during the month of November 2019.
An interstellar visitor, Comet 2I/Borisov, is passing through our solar system. It’s only the second such object ever discovered. Why not invite your young homescholars to investigate it this month.
Make the acquaintance of Alpheratz this month, the brightest star in the constellation Andromeda — and make it your homeschool friend for life.
A homeschool review of wonders to watch for in the northern hemisphere night sky during the month of October 2019.
It’s the first day of fall in the northern hemisphere (and the first day of spring in the southern hemisphere). A crossword puzzle from NASA will help your homeschoolers learn all about it.