Year: 2016

“Cassandra and the Night Sky” at the Texas Book Festival

The book is here! Come see us at the Texas Book Festival this weekend November 5th and 6th! We’ll be at Exhibitor Tent 1 at the corner of 12th and Colorado on the grounds of the Capitol building between 10am and 1pm. We will be at the Bright Sky Press booths numbers 101 and 102. Come say hi!

November 3, 2016 0

Transit of Mercury Viewing at Cedars Montessori

It was so great to see Mercury passing in front of our Sun this morning with the learners from Mountain Laurel. We also saw sunspots and learned about how CME’s make the aurora borealis.

May 11, 2016 0

We Reached Our Goal in 7 Days!

My mother and I are overwhelmed with gratitude for everyone who backed our kickstarter campaign for “Cassandra and the Night Sky”. We reached our goal in 7 days! We are still getting backers and are discussing ideas for using extra funds. We will most likely buy some beginner scopes and donate them to underserved schools.…
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May 9, 2016 0

Mother and Daughter Team Write and Illustrate New Star Story

I have written a children’s book about the night sky. Please read on to hear about the book and how you can help bring this story to the world! “Cassandra and the Night Sky” is about a brave girl who grows up in a land without stars. She stumbles upon the night sky, thought to be…
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April 28, 2016 0

Transit of Mercury May 9th, 2016

We will be able to see Mercury pass across the face of the Sun between 4am and noon on Monday, May 9th. There are about 13 transits of Mercury every 100 years. Mercury is one of the two planets we can see transits of, the other being Venus. Whey can’t we see transits of the other planets?…
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April 28, 2016 0

Boy Scout STEM-bo-ree

It was a “sun-filled” day 😉 at the Boy Scout Lone Star Council STEM-bo-ree Saturday.       We looked at the Sun and had the chance to catch a big ‘ole sunspot!           We learned about the upcoming transit of Mercury and how big Mercury would be if we shrunk…
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April 25, 2016 0

Meridian School Science Saturday

Joseph and I had a lot of fun with the students and community from the Meridian School Science Saturday event. We brought our set up for designing and testing out proper light shielding to prevent light pollution and save our night sky and an activity called “Pocket Sized Solar System” from Project Astro. The best part…
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April 21, 2016 0

Spring 2016 Classes

CLICK HERE to find out about Spring 2016 Classes!   This spring we are offering Introductory Classes, 3 Session Classes, a Mini-Semester Course that lasts 6 weeks, two new daytime offerings including a Telescope Making Class and All About the Sun class and Girl Scout programs. Programs are located in South Austin and Cedar Park/Round…
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March 29, 2016 0

Starry Sky Austin: Sparking Interest in Guatemala

Click on this link to read a blog article about my outreach trip to Guatemala on the Astronomers Without Borders site. It is written by Roberto Molar Candanosa, a masters degree student in Texas A&M’s Science Journalism program and supporter of Astronomers Without Borders. Check him out!

March 28, 2016 0

Texas Night Sky Festival

         What a fun day it was at the Texas Night Sky Festival! There were a lot of girl scouts and families there ready to learn about how to save our night sky and learn about astronomy. There were so many booths and supporters for the festival!          …
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March 6, 2016 0