Astronomy - What's Up There?

Every few months I print out a star chart for each child in the class and have them explore the night sky with their parents. This really gets some great conversation and questions happening about astronomy and the universe we live in.

Task - Choose a single point of light in the night sky that you don't know about and that you'd like to tell your grandchildren that one of your early teachers made you research. Identify the object on the sky map, research what it really is and tell our class about it in a language that they will understand.

Little Hint - Work out why East and West are on the wrong sides & explain it. This will save you a fair bit of time :)

Print Out the Free Star Chart
for this month for
your hemisphere here

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