I absolutely LOVED watching BBC Stargazing Live last week – the amazing shots of the aurora borealis filmed from a plane were incredible – definitely one for the “bucket list”!
One of my favourite things to do with the kids is a bit of star gazing. I can remember a few constellations from my days at Brownie Camp (a long, long time ago!!): Orion, the Plough, Cassiopeia… and Sam is always very impressed when I point them out! We take a huge pile of blankets & make a camp on the trampoline! There’s lots of “ooh-ing & “aah-ing” when we spot a shooting star!
It’s also been known that we all nod off & wake up an hour or so later soaked in dew!
According to Star Gazing live the next few things to spot in the night sky are:
28th & 29th January – The Moon & Venus will appear close together just before sunrise.
19th February – The Moon, Mars & a star “Spica” will form a triangle as they rise.
1st week of March is National Astronomy week & there are lots of events on.
The Star Gazing Live Events calendar is can be downloaded here.
Happy star gazing!