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Our boys love using the telescope.

Telescopes for Kids

I got my first telescope last year for Christmas, and I was so excited. It is called the Funscope, and can be had for less than $75. (Click each image below for more details).   As I tuned it in on Jupiter, I was stunned to see four tiny moons in a…

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Messier Objects

So let's talk about Charles Messier and his famous objects. Messier was a French astronomer during the late 1700 and early 1800s. He became a famous comet hunter, and he used his small telescope to discover 13 comets.   As he searched the sky, he sometimes came across items that resembled…

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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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Find Andromeda Constellation

Stargazing is a cheap, easy, fun adventure. We live in the northern hemisphere, and on most nights, we can find constellations including: The Big Dipper, Little Dipper, Cassiopeia, Cygnus, Draco, Orion, Pleiades, Pegasus, Gemini and Taurus. We also find stars like Betelgeuse, Rigel, Polaris, Bellatrix, Vega, Albireo, Deneb, and Sirius. Andromeda, Cetus, and Perseus. Conflicting versions have Perseus using the invisible helm and flying shoes to hover above Cetus…

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Draco the Dragon (from Wikimedia).

Find Draco (the Dragon) Constellation

Take a walk in the stars! Find our other constellations here: The Big Dipper, Little Dipper, Cassiopeia, Orion, Pleiades, Cygnus, Pegasus, Andromeda, Gemini, the Winter Triangle, and Taurus. We also find stars like Betelgeuse, Rigel, Polaris, Bellatrix, Castor, Pollux, Vega, and Sirius. According to Greek mythology, Draco might represent the dragon Ladon which guarded the golden apples. Of course, Hercules had to kill Ladon as one of his…

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Find Cassiopeia

Stargazing is a cheap, easy, fun adventure. We live in the northern hemisphere, and on most nights, we can find constellations including: The Big Dipper, Little Dipper, Cygnus, Andromeda, Draco, Orion, Pleiades, Pegasus, the Winter Triangle, Gemini, and Taurus. We also find stars like Betelgeuse, Rigel, Polaris, Bellatrix, Vega, Albireo, Deneb, Castor, Pollux, and Sirius. So here's the constellation Cassiopeia. She was the queen of Ethiopia in Greek myth.…

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