Suggested Family Activity • Friday, August 7
Tomorrow is Global Sleep Under the Stars Night. You can celebrate by having a camp out in your own backyard this weekend and taking time to look up at the stars. Gazing up at the night sky can feel very peaceful as you appreciate the wonder of space. If you don’t want to put up a tent, you can put out blankets or sleeping bags in your yard so that the whole family can enjoy looking at the stars. This year’s celebration is also happening during the middle of the Perseid meteor showers. To learn more about good times to see meteor showers, visit https://www.amsmeteors.org/meteor-showers/meteor-shower-calendar/
. So, if you’re lucky, this weekend you might be able to see some shooting stars!
To learn more about constellations, check out some of the books at your local branch such as The Kids Book of the Night Sky by Ann Love and Wishing on a Star: Constellation Stories and Stargazing Activities For Kids by Fran Lee. Hoopla also has lots of e-books about constellations, including this one geared specifically for kids: Stars So Bright: Book of Constellations, part of the Children’s Astronomy and Space Books series.