A homeschool review of wonders to watch for in the northern hemisphere night sky during the month of August 2019.
🔭 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. 🌟
Getting to the moon was only the first half of the Apollo 11 mission — the astronauts also had to make it safely back to earth.
It’s Homeschool Library Day! This week: if you work with your local librarians, you might be able to bring some real moon rocks to your town, courtesy of NASA.
Some educational resources for you and your homeschool students on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. (With lots of extras added in the comments.)
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.
For the 50th anniversary of the 1969 lunar landing, why not teach your homeschool students the phases of the moon — you can even use emojis to do it!
Film footage stored at the National Archives formed the basis for a magnificent new documentary that has been released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 flight to the moon.
A homeschool review of wonders to watch for in the northern hemisphere night sky during the month of July 2019.
There’s a total solar eclipse coming on 2 July 2019 (Tuesday), but it will be visible only in South America. (Alas for North Americans.) But you and your homeschool astronomy students can still watch a live feed online!
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.
It’s the first day of summer in the northern hemisphere (and the first day of winter in the southern hemisphere). A crossword puzzle from NASA will help your homeschoolers learn all about it.
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.