Flintstone Stargazing

October 2, 2007

Counting stars with the kids

Filed under: astronomy, ISS, Observation Journal — Tags: , , — Ed @ 9:32 pm


My kids and I doing some stargazing

Tonight has been absolutely gorgeous. Three of my children stayed up a little bit later than normal (until after 9:00) to take part in the Great Worldwide Star Count. First, though, we went out early to catch the International Space Station which was going to be visible in the south. It was really bright!. Then, we lay down on some blankets in our front yard and looked at the constellation Cygnus like we were supposed to. The kids determined that we could see stars up to 5th magnitude based on the charts they provided. We then uploaded the results using my laptop which I had out for my evening’s stargazing. I plan to post a number of other pictures later on this evening.

It’s not too late to participate in the Great Worldwide Star Count! They are accepting observations through the 15th of this month.

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