TEXT AND PHOTOS BY KATHLEEN HORNER BASED ON A CONCEPT BY 'ALMOST MAKES PERFECT' One thing we all have in common here at Astronomers Without Borders is that we delight in gazing at the constellations in the night sky. By that I mean a lost in ourselves kind of feeling when we look up at that rich star sky with a yearning to reach out, grab a piece of it and bring it on home. Since time immemorial humans have been drawn to the beauty and wonder of the night sky. The ancients in their fascination with prominent stars and...

"The spiral in a snail's shell is the same mathematically as the spiral in the Milky Way galaxy, and it's also the same mathematically as the spirals in our DNA. It's the same ratio that you'll find in very basic music that transcends cultures all over the world." - Joseph Gordon-Levitt Glitter Art, The Milky Way Barred Spiral Galaxy From the year 1610 when Galileo Galilei first observed the Milky Way band of light into individual stars with the aid of his telescope, the Milky Way has continued to mesmerize Earthlings. As it becomes less of an enigma from that...

Hand Crafted Jupiter & Moons Mobile Welcome to Astronomers Without Borders Astro Craft page for August! We will showcase Jupiter and the four moons by placing them together in a really cool hanging mobile. The big four are Io, Europa, Callisto, and Ganymede. It's an easy project and loads of fun to make and as always, educational, too. Think how great this would look in your home...it's fun to watch the little moons move about Jupiter. I've also included some Jupiter and the Galilean moons trivia in this month's article to get you inspired. Hand Painted Hanging Mobile Disk DIRECTIONS:...

"The shadow of my finger cast, Divides the future from the past. Before it, sleeps the unborn hour. In darkness, and beyond they power. Beyond its unrelenting line, The Vanished hour, no longer thine. One hour alone in they hands... The NOW on which the shadow stands." Henry Van Dyke Brigit Bryan Coons , Artist In July's Astronomers Without Borders AstroCraft project we will be discussing sundials and sharing several different patterns and creative ideas on how to make your own sundial. Again, these learn and create craft projects are geared for all ages. Perhaps you'll even become...

Celebrate the Solstice Season with AstroCrafts Inspiration is the spinning wheel of dreams set ablaze Source: greentechrs.com On June 20 -21 our planet experiences two solstices in relationship with the Sun: One in the Northern Hemisphere being the Summer Solstice and simultaneously in the Southern Hemisphere the Winter Solstice. On these days the rays of the sun directly strike one of the two tropical latitude lines. The first day of the Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year while the first day of the Winter Solstice is the shortest. Many of us around the world will...