Fall is here! If you’re in the northern hemisphere, that is. If you’re in the southern hemisphere, spring is here! Happy September 2021 equinox to all homeschoolers everywhere!
🔭 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. 🌟
Get the new 2021–2022 homeschool year off to a great start by making a new friend this month: the giant star Deneb in the constellation Cygnus the Swan, one of the brightest stars in the northern hemisphere night sky.
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 September 2021.
Welcome to the new 2021–2022 homeschool year! We divide the year into four three-month terms in the River Houses. Today is the first day of Cygnus Term, our fall term, named for the Great Swan of the Heavens. Cygnus Term runs from September through November.
Thank you for taking a homeschool tour of the U.S. states and the countries of the world with us over the past year! We conclude today with the Earth itself and the amazing Universe beyond. A new world tour for the 2021–2022 homeschool year begins next month!
Our explorations of stars and planets, comets and meteors, galaxies and more, are now complete for the 2020–2021 homeschool year. What astronomical apparitions will you and your students be examining in the new 2021–2022 homeschool year ahead?
Make one last homeschool friend for the summer: our blue-white neighbor-star Vega in the constellation Lyra the Lyre, one of the brightest stars in the northern hemisphere night sky.
“From following walls I never lift my eye, / Except at night to places in the sky / Where showers of charted meteors let fly.” (Our homeschool poem-of-the-week, from Robert Frost, for this month’s Perseid meteors.)
Point your homeschool students to the constellation Perseus this week for the annual Perseid meteor shower, the lovely trail of debris left behind by Comet Swift–Tuttle.
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 August 2021.