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  • STEM Zone: Predicting lunar phases
    October 14, 2020

    STEM Zone: Predicting lunar phases

    Teach Moon phases with this easy lunar activity  By Dr. Daniel Barth One of the crucial questions that teachers and home school parents face is: ‘How do I provide high quality science instruction?’ This question really breaks down into two...

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  • Ready for a treasure hunt?
    August 31, 2020

    Ready for a treasure hunt?

    You don’t have to sail the high seas or come across an ancient map to find buried treasure. In fact, all around us precious metals are located just beneath the surface waiting to be found. All you need to start...

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  • May Favorite Virgo is a Galactic Treasure Trove
    May 5, 2020

    May Favorite Virgo is a Galactic Treasure Trove

    Offering up a feast of intriguing galaxies, the Virgo constellation is an ideal May target for stargazers in either hemisphere. As the second-largest constellation, Virgo covers 1,294 square degrees of celestial real estate and is visible from 80° North to...

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  • The Lyrids are here! Maximize your meteor count!
    April 20, 2020

    The Lyrids are here! Maximize your meteor count!

      Our bustling solar system is littered with rocky particles of space debris known as meteoroids. Although most are unimpressive in size, these pebble-sized pieces of cosmic clutter can still put on quite a show for earthbound observers.   When...

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  • Meet the Moon: A Journey Across The Lunar Terrain
    April 7, 2020

    Meet the Moon: A Journey Across The Lunar Terrain

    It’s a steady presence in all of our lives, but few people take the time to truly get to know Earth’s closest neighbor. In this recurring blog post, accomplished astronomer and astrophotographer Dr. Howard Eskildsen will take readers on a...

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  • Make your own Earth-Moon system model
    April 1, 2020

    Make your own Earth-Moon system model

    It can be difficult for kids to truly understand the Earth-Moon system using just textbooks and websites. In these sources the relative size of the Earth and Moon are often shown incorrectly and the scale of the distance between them...

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  • Spot the Space Station!
    March 31, 2020

    Spot the Space Station!

    The International Space Station has been a fixture in the sky since its first component was launched in 1998, and it is a bright sight to behold if you can catch it. Depending on your location, you may be able...

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  • STEM Zone: Lunar Learning With a Tasty Twist
    March 25, 2020

    STEM Zone: Lunar Learning With a Tasty Twist

    Make a Moon Phase Diagram With Cookies By Dr. Daniel Barth When we first look up at the sky, the Moon is probably the first thing we notice. It fascinates us, child and adult alike, with its changing phases, the...

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