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PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Scholastic Parent & Child;Jun-Aug2005, Vol. 12 Issue 6, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents teachers' suggestions for parents for exploring the night sky. One can see about six meteors an hour on most nights, but on nights when there are meteor showers, one will see many more. Telescope can be explained in a way that this is a tool with special lenses and mirrors that helps see objects that are far away in space. Parents can explain that a star is a ball of burning gas. They can talk about how planets, orbit, or circle, the stars. One can see planets Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Neptune, and Uranus without a telescope. Venus is the brightest planet in the sky and sits low in the west at sunset.
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17229911

 

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