Astronomy Before Bedtime

Astronomy Before Bedtime

Sci/Why has invited me into their blogging roster. Every six weeks, I’ll be posting a story there somehow related to science at the kid level. The last one was about how to know what science vocabulary kids will know at various ages. For now, these posts will be archived here.

This “Astronomy Before Bedtime” post came about exactly as I say in the article: I met an astronomer and applied foot in mouth, saying “I love astronomy, but I can’t stay up that late.”

Of course the most advanced astronomy doesn’t require darkness! And neither does the most accessible astronomy: looking at the Sun and Moon.

You can read the Sci/Why post here.

solar flare C-3 from 1105 NASA CC BY-2

Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center showing a C3-class solar flare that erupted from sunspot 1105 on Sept. 8, 2010. Used under CC BY-2.0 license.

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