Trick or Treat In the Night Sky on Halloween


As you Trick or Treat down your neighborhood streets take a look in the sky to see who you just might meet!  As you Trick or Treat!  Look up above at the groups of stars in your sky on “Halloween Night” to meet your seasonal constellations.  Constellations can be defined as a group of stars that make an imaginary shapes in the night sky.  They are usually named after mythological characters, people or animals and objects.

Here are a few characters you can look for:

The Winged Horse Pegasus- Four bright stars that form a square.

Princess Andromeda- Andromeda is connected to ” Pegasus” forming a “V”.

King Cepheus: Stars forming an upside down stick figure house.

Queen Cassiopeia- Stars forming the letter “W” .                                                                                    



Although the Draconid meteors appearance this year probably peaked last night you may get a look at them after sunset tonight.  In the evening give your eyes a few minutes to adjust and look towards the constellation Draco just west of the North Star.


Also in the sky tonight is the International Space Station. Here is where and when to look:

Time:  Tue Oct 08 7:27 PM cdt

Visible:  5 min

Max Height:  69 degrees

Appears:  SW   –   Disappears:  NE

With a clear sky tonight and a max height of 69 degrees the ISS will look like a jewel crossing the heavens. Enjoy.

Back To School Planet News!


Boys and Girls have you heard the news!  The planet, stars, comets and asteroids are on the move! Stay tune for more fun activities related to our Solar System.  In the mean time lets play a game.  Use the word bank to complete the following statements!  Creat a postcard or wirte a letter about the Solar System and send it to a friend! 

  See you soon!

                                                                                 Solar System Post Card Game

I am a star! 

I am the fastest planet!   

I am the hottest planet!

You live on me!

I am the Red Planet!

I am a rock floating between Mars and Jupiter!

I am the largest planet and also home to the” great red spot”! 

I have more rings than any other planet!

I am the only planet tipped on my side!

I am the eighth planet from the Sun!

                                                                                         Solar System Word Bank

Mercury       Venus         Earth     Mars             Jupiter         Saturn       Uranus        Neptune       Sun        Asteroids      Comets