Friday, April 24, 2009

Get ready for Astronomy Week!

Astronomy Week starts next Monday, April 27th, with Astronomy Day occurring on Saturday, May 2, 2009.

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

** Stop by Sky & Telescope® to find an astronomy club, planetarium, or observatory near you. Be sure to read their Observing Blog to learn about current night sky conditions.

** has free night sky maps to download.

** Visit the Astronomical Society of the Pacific to download monthly discovery guides to the night sky. Galaxies and the Distance Universe is this month's theme.

** If you can't get outside, you can always have some Solar System Fun with NASA and the NASA Kids' Club.

** Donna Guthrie, of MEET ME AT THE CORNER, invites you to enjoy a virtual field trip to the Palomar Observatory including an interview with astronomer Dennis Mammana.

**And check out these past posts on astronomy from Mama Joules:

NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day
Night Sky
ESA Kids
USGS Astro Kids


NiteSkyGirl Blog said...

BEAUTIFUL AND INSPIRING! kids need to learn how astronomy can enhance your life!

jublke said...

NiteSkyGirl, I'm sorry I missed this comment earlier. Thanks for stopping by! And good luck with your new blog format. :)