It's time to explore space, planets, stars, comets and galaxies.
August is the best time to watch for the Perseid meteor shower. It runs for over a month, but the peak viewing time is Aug. 12 2007.
Watch the darkest part of the sky and see if you can see a meteor (shooting star). There are some in the evenings, but serious meteor watchers should get up very early (4am) for the best show.
- Make a comet.
- Make planets from our solar
- Make some star decorations
using this idea for sugar Christmas decorations.
- Create your own stars and a star mobile.
There are some online games for kids at the Nasa website.
- Plan a trip to your local observatory.
- Stay up late and watch the night sky.
Rocket Launcher - use air bubbles to power your own backyard rocket.
- Make a Planisphere for the northern hemisphere to find out which stars and constellations are visible at any time during the year. Here's another version of a Planisphere. It's not as user friendly, but it does say that it will work in the southern hemisphere.
Make your own Sundial and learn to tell time by the sun.