Venus will be as bright as it’s been in a long time this weekend — be sure to take your young astronomers outside at sunset to see!
🔭 Homeschool Astronomy (Post Archives)
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. 🌟
There’s a comet coming this spring. It’s called C/2019 Y4 ATLAS, and it may turn out to be a good one. Put it on your homeschool calendars for the end of May.
Spring is here! (If you’re in the northern hemisphere, that is.) If you’re in the southern hemisphere, fall is here! Happy March 2020 equinox to homeschoolers everywhere!
You and your students can search for undiscovered pulsars in deep space, right from the comfort of your homeschool living room. (Really!) How cool is that?
Make the acquaintance of the brilliant white star Sirius, “the dog star,” in the constellation Canis Major this month — the brightest star in earth’s night sky — and make it your homeschool friend for life.
A homeschool review of educational wonders to watch for in the northern hemisphere night sky during the month of March 2020.
On Copernicus’ birthday, introduce your homeschool students to one of the most important books ever published: “On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres” (1543).
Make the acquaintance of the red giant Betelgeuse in the constellation Orion the Hunter this month — a star that’s been exhibiting some puzzling astronomical behavior lately — and make it your homeschool friend for life. (Unless it happens to explode this week.)
A homeschool review of educational wonders to watch for in the northern hemisphere night sky during the month of February 2020.
“And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover, / And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.” (Our homeschool poem-of-the-week, from John Masefield, for the Challenger Seven.)
Make the acquaintance of Capella in the constellation Auriga 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.
A homeschool review of wonders to watch for in the northern hemisphere night sky during the month of January 2020.