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    STAR PARTIES: 2018-2019

     
    September 18,  Kevin speaks, 7:00 PM observing
    October 19, 6:30 PM
    November 15, 6:00 PM/Cancelled
    December 13, 6:00 PM
    January 10, 6:30 PM
    February 28, 7:00 PM
    March 14, 7:00 PM
    April 11, 7:30 PM
    May 23, 8:00 PM
     
     
     
     
     
    Dress warmly - the observatory is not heated and many telescopes will be set up on the basketball court.  
     
    Keep in mind that star parties are weather-dependent.

     

     

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    Astronomy at DeMiguel

     

    DeMiguel Elementary School is fortunate to have Walker Observatory located on campus.  Walker houses a 14" Newtonian reflector.   Thanks to tax credit monies, donations and grants, Walker also has several portable telescopes and solar filters, so observing can take place during the day or in the evening. 

    The main telescope was built by retired educator and avid amateur astronomer, Kenneth Walker.  Just prior to his death, his family donated the telescope and dome to DeMiguel.
     
    Star Parties for the 2017-2018 school year are: Stay tuned!

      

     

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    Would you like to know more about Pluto?

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    Hubble Space Telescope (HST)  
    Visit Amazing Space (http://amazing-space.stsci.edu//) to see a gallery of Hubble photographs, learn about this month’s night sky, watch videos of galaxies, and more!

     
     
    NASA Education Website: Space Shuttle -- A Mighty Machine
    You might say that education on the space shuttle began April 12, 1981. Even though no official education payload was aboard Columbia, astronauts Robert Crippen and John Young ignited a spirit of exploration in young people around the globe as the shuttle lifted off on STS-1. Visit the commemorative NASA space shuttle education site and read about some of the education projects that flew on Atlantis, Challenger, Columbia, Discovery and Endeavour. Learn about educators who became astronauts. Trace the history of the shuttle and learn about the resources created during 30 years of space shuttle missions.
    To check out the new website, visit http://www.nasa.gov/education/shuttle.
     
    Astronomy Picture of the Day
    Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
     
     NASA Kids Club
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    Solar System Exploration for Kids
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    NASA's Space Place
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    Kids Science News Network
    Award winning science, math and technology videos for grades K-12.
    Click here!