Reach for the Stars

Reach For the Stars! Space Activities for Kids

Lauren Cook General

Unlike the first space race that allowed only a few people to reach space the current “space race” is a commercial venture hoping to entice anyone with enough money to buy a ticket. Reaching the “edge of space” is more possible now than ever before. How will passengers know that that they have left Earth’s atmosphere and are truly reaching …

Look to the Sky For Celestial Surprises - Solar Eclipse

Look to the Sky for Cool Celestial Surprises

Sherry Cook Fuddlebrook

If you are in the middle of the U.S. this month you are in for a big celestial surprise. On August 21 will be a rare total solar eclipse, where the Moon completely blocks the Sun, revealing the Sun’s beautiful outer atmosphere known as the corona. The last total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States occurred in 1979 …