Take some time this week to get outside at night and look at the beautiful night sky. Allow plenty of time for your eyes to adjust to the darkness and just enjoy gazing up at the heavens. Use some of the suggestions from this month’s newsletter to get started with some simple night sky observations.
Night Sky Journal Printable
Record your night sky observations using this free printable. I created it so you can get two simple journal pages from one sheet of paper. Print the page, cut it in half, and then staple at the top to make a Night Sky Journal. Print several pages if you want to create a larger journal.
Getting Started Suggestion:
If you already own the Getting Started ebook, complete Outdoor Hour Challenge #4. Have a short discussion with your child about which aspect of the night sky they are most interested in and focus on that as long as they are interested…could be a week or the whole month. Some ideas are: stars, planets, meteors, or the moon. Complete the notebook page from the Getting Started ebook if you want a more formal record of your study.