Galaxy Glow in the Dark Stars Follow Their Social Media For Sky Events!

Galaxy Glow in the Dark Stars Follow Their Social Media For Sky Events! Galaxy Glow in the Dark Stars Follow Their Social Media For Sky Events! Galaxy Glow in the Dark Stars Follow Their Social Media For Sky Events!

Albany, New York- 12 July 2017


Galaxy Glow in the Dark Stars Follow Their Social Media For Sky Events!


Galaxy Glow Stars is a new toy company founded in 2016 by a husband and wife duo. They both loved the simple vintage glow in the dark stars they enjoyed as children but wanted to add a little bit of astronomy to the mix. They added a visually stimulating constellation guide that is an excellent way to introduce astronomy and science to kids of all ages.


Galaxy Glow posts weekly sky events on their social media accounts so that parents and teachers can follow along and use their glow in the dark stars and accompanying constellation guide to create fun but educational activities at home or in the classroom that are relevant to those events.


Here are events for this week:

Wednesday, July 12

The Big Dipper’s familiar shape lies high in the northwest as darkness falls these July evenings. One of the summer sky’s finest binocular double stars marks the bend of the Dipper’s handle. Mizar shines at 2nd magnitude, some six times brighter than its 4th-magnitude companion, Alcor. Even though these two are not physically related, they make a fine sight through binoculars. (People with good eyesight often can split the pair without optical aid.) A small telescope reveals Mizar itself as double — and these components do orbit each other.

Thursday, July 13

The next few nights offer a wonderful opportunity to track down asteroid 6 Hebe through a telescope. The 9th-magnitude object lies in Ophiuchus the Serpent-bearer and passes just south of a pair of 6th-magnitude stars: SAO 141585 and SAO 141611. If you sketch the field tonight and then return to the same area over the upcoming weekend, you should be able to detect Hebe’s movement relative to the stellar background.

Friday, July 14

Venus passes 3° due north of 1st-magnitude Aldebaran this morning. Although the star ranks among the 15 brightest in the entire sky, the planet appears 100 times brighter. Aldebaran marks the ruddy eye of Taurus the Bull and forms one tip of the V-shaped Hyades star cluster. Aldebaran only appears to be a cluster member, however — it actually lies only about half as far away as the Hyades.

Saturday, July 15

Although Saturn reached its peak a month ago today, when it appeared opposite the Sun in the sky, our view of the ringed planet remains spectacular. It resides against the backdrop of southern Ophiuchus, a region that climbs highest in the south around 11 p.m. local daylight time. Saturn glows at magnitude 0.2 and easily outshines the background stars. When viewed through a telescope, the planet’s globe measures 18" across and the dramatic ring system spans 41" and tilts 27° to our line of sight.

Sunday, July 16

Last Quarter Moon occurs at 3:26 p.m. EDT. Look for it either before dawn this morning (when it looks slightly more than half-lit) or after it rises around 1 a.m. local daylight time tomorrow (when it appears as a fat crescent). Earth’s only natural satellite straddles the border between the relatively inconspicuous constellations Pisces the Fish and Cetus the Whale.

Galaxy glow in the dark stars come in a cute little box and has a perfect price point that hits below fifteen dollars. It includes a constellation guide and storage bag for the stars.

Star lovers can find their glow in the dark stars on where they will get free 2-day shipping on orders over Forty Nine dollars. Click below:

Be sure to follow their social media accounts for weekly sky evetnts and other creative uses for glow in the dark stars!

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