Make the acquaintance of the ancient orange giant Arcturus in the constellation Boötes the Herdsman this month, one of the brightest stars in the northern hemisphere night sky, and make it your homeschool friend for life.
🔭 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. 🌟
A homeschool review of educational wonders to watch for in the northern hemisphere night sky during the month of July 2020.
You and your students can help astronomers study the shapes and orbits of real asteroids in space, right from the comfort of your little home academy. How cool is that?
Happy birthday to the French astronomer Charles Messier (1730–1817), who cataloged some of the most beautiful nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies in the universe — so he could ignore them.
Summer is here! (If you’re in the northern hemisphere, that is.) If you’re in the southern hemisphere, winter is here! Happy June 2020 solstice to homeschoolers everywhere!
Follow a live broadcast of the summer-solstice sunrise and sunset at Stonehenge, the ancient astronomical landmark in southern England.
Make the acquaintance of the young blue-white giant Spica in the constellation Virgo this month, one of the brightest stars in the northern hemisphere 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 June 2020.
We divide the homeschool year into four three-month terms in the River Houses. Today is the beginning of Hercules Term, our summer term, named for the Great Hero of the Heavens. Hercules Term runs from June through August.
“A beauteous type of that unchanging good, / That bright eternal beacon, by whose ray / The voyager of time should shape his heedful way.” (An extra homeschool poem-of-the-week, from William Cullen Bryant, for Polaris, our Great Star for the month of May.)
Spend a few homeschool history minutes this week learning about one of the most amazing objects the ancient world ever produced: an astronomical computer called the Antikythera mechanism.
Do you have a future astronaut in your homeschool? Then why not take a few minutes this week to learn about Skylab, America’s first space station, launched on this day in 1973.