Author: amy

Barnes and Noble Sunset Valley Reading

Another wonderful time reading “Cassandra and the Night Sky” at the Sunset Valley Barnes and Noble. We learned about the upcoming solar eclipse and what constellations we can see in the summer sky. My favorite part was that one girls was wearing a princess dress. Little did she know that the main character of the…
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June 10, 2017 0

Speaking at the Austin Astronomical Society Meeting

I had the chance to speak at the Austin Astronomical Society Meeting in June at St. Stephen’s Episcopal. It was great to share the lessons and activities we do here at Starry Sky Austin with them. I asked everyone, “What inspired you to love space and astronomy?” What a great experience to hear everyone’s responses.…
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June 4, 2017 0

Speaking to Hill Country Astronomers

I spoke to the Hill Country Astronomers last night to share the work I have been doing with Starry Sky Austin and about the book. It was so nice meeting them. They do a lot of outreach in the Fredericksburg area, have helped Llano State Park with their Dark Sky certification as well as Enchanted…
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May 2, 2017 0

Chile, Here I Come!

  I will be traveling to Chile with the Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program in June! Sponsored by the National Science Foundation and National Radio Astronomy Observatory, a group of educators are chosen to travel to Chile, visit several major research observatories, learn about what they do and bring back what they learned to…
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May 2, 2017 0

Book People Book Signing

  Come this Sunday to the Book People and hear what inspired Cassandra and the Night Sky and how you can learn more about astronomy around Austin!   http://www.bookpeople.com/event/amy-jackson-cassandra-and-night-sky


April 17, 2017 0

What Stars Do I See Tonight? The Pleiades Cluster

The Pleiades Cluster is seen from fall to spring. Most people see 6 to 7 bright stars in a tight bunch. Some think they look like a little dipper, and so it gets mistaken for Ursa Minor, our little dipper, often. The Pleiades are a group of over 2,000 stars, all born from the same…
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March 14, 2017 0

What Stars Do I See Tonight? Orion, the Hunter

Imagine yourself living many, many years ago in a time when there was no electricity. When night fell, you did not have electrical power to light up your home like we do today. Imagine yourself cooking on an open fire outside, and when the fire went out, you looked up to the sky, and saw bright shining…
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March 14, 2017 0

Texas Night Sky Festival

Come to the Texas Night Sky Festival Saturday, March 18th. Entry is free! Come experience the educational booths with hands-on activities, two inflatable planetariums, speakers, music, food, a silent auction and displays of poetry contest and art contest winners from around the area. When night fall, observe the stars with the Austin Astronomical Society.  …
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February 27, 2017 0

“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