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Kids: Whacha Doing?

Mar 29 2005 11:02 AM | StacyJo in Kids

OK, I'm on the front sidewalk, nary a cloud or fog bank in the sky, got my soda, star charts, cookies and telescope all set up.

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Kids: Bringing Back the Young Astronomers

Mar 29 2005 11:01 AM | Guest in Kids

I will often be out observing in my driveway when a neighbor comes along walking their dog. Often times it's during the winter and neither they nor I am willing to be out too long, but I always offer up a look.

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Kids: Tips for Parents with Kids

Mar 29 2005 10:56 AM | Duncan Rosie in Kids

One of the major problems we face in getting kids interested in astronomy is the “awesome” factor. Unfortunately (and yes, even in our remote corner of the globe) if the experience isn’t awesome, it’s nothing.

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Kids: Excuse me Mister - can I have a look please?

Mar 29 2005 10:55 AM | Guest in Kids

It was nearing the astronomical darkness end of the twilight. This Friday evening was looking, very much, like turning into an excellent Friday nights observing. The sky had that soft blackness about it, one that promised to turn to the dark inky blackness of a moonless night.

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Kids: The old man and the sky

Mar 29 2005 10:54 AM | Guest in Kids

With their anticipation fixed on the moon, they were eager to get their eyeballs onto the ocular. I swung the scope over to the heart of Cygnus and the gorgeous summer Milky Way. Not being very particular, I put in a 26mm eyepiece for 44x, nice low power wide field views.

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Kids: A Night of Discovery

Mar 29 2005 10:53 AM | Guest in Kids

There are objects for the first night and extra objects for either a second night or in case the first night goes longer than anticipated.

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Kids: New Skies for Young Eyes

Mar 29 2005 10:51 AM | Guest in Kids

Right away show them something of interest and tell them something interesting: I swing the telescope to the double star Alberio in the constellation Cygnus and ask the children if they had ever really looked closely at the stars. "Did you know that the stars are different colors and that many of them are double or revolve around

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Kids: Me and My Time Machine

Mar 29 2005 10:50 AM | Guest in Kids

"The star you are looking at is called Altair, it's just a point of light because it is so far from Earth. The distance is so great the Astronomers use what is called a light year to measure distances. A light year is the distance a beam of light travels in one year.

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Kids: Astronomy for Kids

Mar 29 2005 10:48 AM | stanyen in Kids

No other area of science excites the public imagination in quite the same way that astronomy does. Astronomy deals with the entire universe, in all its grandeur and richness. Who can look at the seemingly countless stars

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Kids: Introducing Neighbors to Your Friends

Mar 29 2005 10:46 AM | Guest in Kids

If you use your telescope in an area where others can find you, you will, sooner or later, encounter visitors. The glow of a red flashlight and the whirring of machinery will eventually draw passers by to at least say "hello".

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