Saturday, May 19, 2012

More Galileoscope Viewing -- The Sun and Venus

The crescent of Venus, refracted by Earth's atmosphere. Image: Kathy Ceceri

My post on GeekMom today includes a photo of a crescent Venus. I was surprised and thrilled to see it when I peeked through the telescope!

And I failed to mention in the post that as I was setting up the telescope, I saw a good-sized meteor fall straight down! It was an amazing night for viewing.

If you're in the path of the eclipse tomorrow, go out and take a look (but safely). And next month, almost everyone will get to watch Venus make a transit across the face of the sun. Exciting!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Still Working on Robotics...

Where have we been? Still watching The Joy of Science, and still working on the Robotics book and various accessories, such as a Teaching Guide.

If you'd like to see what we're up to during this busy time, come visit my Robotics Facebook Fan page (you don't have to be a member of Facebook to see it) and GeekMom, now on!

And you can see photos and videos of many of our robotics projects and read about my programs for schools, libraries and museums on my website Crafts for Learning.