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...

It's May and the night sky is jumping with lots of activity. May is a good month to start using your handmade Astrolabe. What's up there? For one thing, the Big Dipper/The Plough is going to be easy to spot. Just look straight up in the night sky. As we say good-bye to Jupiter when it slowly dips into the western sky this month, Venus , Saturn and Mercury along with some of the night's brightest stars like Spica, Arcturus, and Vega will rule May's night sky. Look for fireworks in the sky with the Eta Aquarid Meteor showers peaking...

Turn out the lights and turn on the Stars! The Orion constellation glows brightly in this cobalt blue vase at dusk. Welcome to the first Astronomers Without Borders' AstroCrafts project of the month! I look forward to sharing with you many creative and educational astronomy-related arts and crafts projects for all ages on a monthly basis throughout the year. Let's get started! When the Sun goes down, step outside, look up and become inspired for our April AstroCraft project, the Constellation Jar. Get together with friends or family and make it one big creative night sky adventure. If you are...