Flintstone Stargazing

October 26, 2008

Participating in the Great Worldwide Star Count with My Kids

Filed under: astronomy, Observation Journal — Tags: , , , — Ed @ 9:29 pm

Here I am with my 4 oldest boys participating in the Great Worldwide Star Count. We figured out that we had magnitude 6 skies tonight, which is really fantastic, particularly in a neighborhood. I helped the kids figure out where to look with my green laser (it’s what I’m holding in my hand). It was a lot of fun and just took about 20 minutes. we also looked at some other constellations and were able to see the milky way pretty well.

Last night, these guys and I were camping with our cub scout troop. I took along my scope and everyone got to look at Jupiter as we earned the Astronomy belt loop. No images, but fun all around. I think the adults were as interested as the kids.

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1 Comment »

  1. Hi– I am the lead astronomer for the Great World Wide Starcount, and would like to use this image in a scientific poster I am presenting next week at the American Geophysical Union. If you are willing to allow this use, please email me and I will forward our photo release to you.

    Thanks again for participating in the GWWSC! We hope you will join us next October,

    Cheers,
    Dennis Ward
    Educational Technologist / Astronomer
    UCAR Office of Education & Outreach

    Comment by Dennis Ward — December 8, 2008 @ 1:02 am


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