Flintstone Stargazing

October 18, 2009

Participate in the Great Worldwide Star Count!

Filed under: astronomy — Tags: , , , , — Ed @ 5:26 pm

Well, I’m a bit late in promoting this – it ends on the 23rd, but it’s time for the Great Worldwide Star Count again! Last year, and two years ago, my kids and I participated in the Great Worldwide Star count. It was fun and educational for the kids to observe how many stars they were able to see from our yard and our observations helped the cause of Science!

This year’s star count is from October 9 – 23. We’re going to be doing it again tonight and would highly recommend participating to everyone. If you are interested, go here to find out more. It’s easy, takes only about a half an hour and benefits science. Your observations are put together with others in order to create detailed light polution maps.

The reason I haven’t done it sooner is that we’ve had clouds for weeks. I wasn’t even sure we were going to have a chance to do it at all until today. It looks like it’ll be chilly, but clear this evening.

Update: My kids and I determined that we had magnitude 6 skies – very, very good – especially for a neighborhood.

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