The universe is mysterious and fascinating, almost beyond comprehension. Placing oneself and the planet Earth in this context gives children a broader perspective on life. It can also instill humility and curiosity about nature and everything we don’t understand.
When you look through a telescope with children, it becomes natural to wonder about everything that exists in the universe and how it all fits together. We raise our gaze and gain a new perspective on the world.
Our solar system is just one of many in the Milky Way galaxy, and there may be around 170 billion galaxies in the universe. In each of these galaxies, there are millions of stars, and around many of these stars, planets orbit. In fact, there are more planets than stars in the universe, and astronomers are searching for planets where life might exist.
Astronomy tips for beginners!
- Find a dark place. If you live in the middle of a city, you can still enjoy looking at the moon, but to see the planets, it’s easier to be somewhere with less light pollution.
- Find a place with stable and firm ground so that the telescope can stand securely. It’s also good to have a clear view without tall trees and buildings obstructing your sight.
- Remember warm clothing! It can get cold when standing outside at night.
Experience the Orionid meteor shower on October 21st!
The Orionids are one of two meteor showers originating from the dust of Halley’s comet. From October 20th to 22nd, it’s most visible, and the best time to see it is just after midnight or just before dawn. The shower is named Orionids because they appear to come from the Orion constellation. However, you can still see them over a large part of the sky.
Order today, and you’ll be ready to witness this fantastic phenomenon dancing across the night sky this weekend!
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