Start Your Day With a…Lunar Eclipse?

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If you’re in the mood to wake up a bit early tomorrow morning (October 8, 2014), you’ll get a pretty awesome lunar treat. That’s right, it’s total lunar eclipse time!

Hobby or Career?

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Trying to foster interests into possible career options for my high school son, but exploring astronomy turned out to be more of a hobby. Better to find out now?

Geekmom Video Playlist

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What is cute, silly, educational, fun, magical, and leaves you wanting more? All the videos rounded up for your viewing pleasure!

Meet Grace from Outer Space

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This Kickstarter campaign to create a book to “get young girls interested in astronomy, science, and technology” has just a few days left for funding.

The Universe Is Your Sandbox With Universe Sandbox

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I’ve seen some pretty wonderful interactive programs that allow you and your family to explore the vast regions of the universe, but nothing nearly as enthralling as Universe Sandbox. In a nutshell, it is an interactive program that allows you to explore our solar system, galaxies and the universe. It also allows you to manipulate certain variables and witness how those changes would effect the universe.

Let It Rip!: How Beyblades Are Teaching My Sons Science

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It all started with a birthday party.  My 8- and 6-year-old sons were invited to a pair of brothers’ combined birthday party.  The party would be a Beyblade tournament, so the guests were invited to bring their “best” Beyblades and “Let It Rip!”. It took a bit of research to learn that what my kids were going to play with were actually toys spun-off from a

Imiloa Astronomy Center

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The ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center on the Big Island of Hawai‘i blends past and present with a focus on the night sky. Part of the University of Hawaii at Hilo, the center is a kid-friendly, hands-on sort of place where families can roam through various exhibit areas or enjoy a show in the planetarium. My husband and I spent some time at the center over the

My First Steps in Astrophotography

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For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by photographs of outer space. Whether it is the glowing moon hanging in the night sky, the banded clouds of Jupiter or multicolored nebulae light years from Earth, these kinds of pictures have a consistent ability to thrill me. Recently I began experimenting with taking some photographs of space myself, and whilst my results