Wednesday, September 14, 2005

dragon hunting



Here we are (Theresa pointing, Superboy looking, JBug shivering, Grandma looking on, Dad taking the picture) up on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Mt. Mitchell. We took our star gazers and went hunting for Draco. It was so exciting to actually see the constellation we had been reading about! It took us awhile, but we were able to identify Polaris, the Big Dipper, Draco, and Perseus. The moon was bright so the southern sky was washed out, and it started clouding up on us, but we were thankful to be able to meet our goal of finding Draco using our star gazers. Made us wish we knew more about the stars and how to identify them. What fun!

1 comment:

barb said...

Theresa,

What a great picture! We have been blessed to have a great astronomy program that is put on by the Las Vegas Astronomy Club at Red Rock Conservation Area about 15 minutes from our house. It is very informative and FREE! The club members bring their telescopes and allow the public to use them to look at the planets, constellations etc. Some of these are huge and very expensive. They are very generous too about sharing their knowledge in this field. Sounds like you all had a wonderful time. Makes me want to get out and "look at the stars" tonight :)