Ott Planetarium

Outside the planetarium with our purple Science Saturday bag!We found a really fun adventure at Weber State College in Ogden. On certain Saturdays throughout the summer college students open up the Ott Planetarium for games, activities, and learning. They call it Science Saturday. There are science activities throughout the building, and…

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Stargazing for Beginners

Image courtesy of Kids Cosmos Stargazing is fun, cheap, and educational. It took me 30 years to get started, though, because it seems like a daunting task. I taught myself to find many constellations and stars, though, without ever knowing the difference between declination and right ascension, never picking up a…

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Perseid Meteor Shower

We've been watching the sky closely this summer. We've seen a solar eclipse, lunar eclipse, and transit of venus. We also found The Big and Little Dippers, Cassiopeia, Orion, Taurus and Pleiades.Next weekend on August 11th and 12th the sky puts on its next show. The Perseid Meteor Shower is the…

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Clark Planetarium

Our family loves space! We love looking at the stars, learning about the planets, and watching the International Space Station fly through the sky. So it makes sense that one of our favorite places to visit is the Clark Planetarium. The planetarium just got a makeover, so we went to check…

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