Every April I host a stargazing night for my students.
- •First, I look up some space jokes.
- •How do you organize a space party?You planet!
- •How does the solar system hold up its pants?With an asteroid belt!
- •What kind of music does the solar system love?Neptunes!
- •Why doesn't the sun need to go to college?It already has a million degrees!
- •Then I look up some space trivia questions. (Answers at the bottom.)How many humans have walked on the moon? Which is smaller: our moon or Pluto? Which planet spins fastest? Which is farther from Earth: the sun or Jupiter?
- •Then I look up what will be visible in the night sky in April. We can usually see the two big constellations (Big Dipper & Orion), Jupiter and its moons, our moon and sometimes a nebula.
- •I watch a YouTube tutorial on calibrating and aligning my telescope bc I forget how to do it every year.
- •I pray for clear skies!The clouds went away soon after the sun set.
- •This year a dad of one of my students brought his mac daddy telescope. It was incredible! We could see the bands of Jupiter quite well!
- •I held my iPhone up to the eyepiece of my telescope and was surprised it worked as well as it did!
- •Isn't our moon absolutely enchanting?
- •At the end of the evening I pass out glow bracelets, starbursts and moon pies.It's always such a great night. 🌖✨
- •~Answers: 12, Pluto, Jupiter, Jupiter