Galaxy Glow in the Dark Stars Perfect Purchase For Weekly Sky Events!

Galaxy Glow in the Dark Stars Perfect Purchase For Weekly Sky Events! Galaxy Glow in the Dark Stars Perfect Purchase For Weekly Sky Events! Galaxy Glow in the Dark Stars Perfect Purchase For Weekly Sky Events!

Boston, Massachusetts- 1 August 2017

 

Galaxy Glow in the Dark Stars Perfect Purchase For Weekly 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.

 

This week's Sky Events:

Tuesday, August 1-Jupiter resides in front of the 11th-magnitude spiral galaxy NGC 4941 this evening. Although visual observers have no hope of seeing the two in the same telescopic field of view, astroimagers might be able to capture both. Plan on taking multiple exposures to show the bright planet, its fainter moons, and the dim spiral. Perhaps your best bet is to capture a series of images over several nights to record the planet’s passage by the galaxy.

 

Wednesday, August 2-The waxing gibbous Moon stands at its highest point above the southern horizon as darkness falls this evening. If you look a few degrees to its lower left, you can’t miss Saturn. The glorious ringed planet shines at magnitude 0.3 and shows up nicely against the backdrop of southern Ophiuchus on any clear night. When viewed through a telescope, Saturn’s globe measures 18" across while its dramatic ring system spans 40" and tilts 27° to our line of sight. The Moon reaches apogee, the farthest point in its orbit around Earth, at 1:55 p.m. EDT. It then lies 251,671 miles (405,025 kilometers) from Earth’s center.

Thursday, August 3-Uranus’ eastward motion against the background stars comes to a halt at 6 a.m. EDT. This so-called stationary point marks the beginning of the best period to observe the outer planet. Uranus rises before midnight local daylight time and appears more than halfway to the zenith in the southeastern sky as morning twilight commences. The magnitude 5.8 planet lies in Pisces, 1.2° north of magnitude 4.3 Omicron (o) Piscium. A telescope reveals Uranus’ blue-green disk, which spans 3.6".

Friday, August 4-Look overhead around 11 p.m. local daylight time any day this week and your eyes will fall on the brilliant star Vega in the constellation Lyra the Harp. At magnitude 0.0, Vega is the brightest member of the prominent Summer Triangle asterism. The Triangle’s second-brightest star, magnitude 0.8 Altair in Aquila the Eagle, lies some 35° southeast of Vega. The asterism’s dimmest member, magnitude 1.3 Deneb in Cygnus the Swan, stands about 25° east-northeast of Vega. Although the waxing gibbous Moon diminishes the luster of stars this week, the Summer Triangle remains conspicuous.

Saturday, August 5-Distant Neptune reaches opposition and peak visibility in just a month, but the view now is essentially the same. The ice giant planet rises around 9:30 p.m. local daylight time and climbs nearly halfway to the zenith in the southern sky by 3 a.m. The magnitude 7.8 planet lies in Aquarius, 2° east of 4th-magnitude Lambda (l) Aquarii. You’ll need binoculars to spy Neptune and a telescope to see its blue-gray disk, which spans 2.4".

Sunday, August 6-Asteroid 89 Julia should be relatively easy to find through small telescopes south of the Great Square of Pegasus. Your signpost for finding this magnitude 9.6 space rock is a squashed box of four 5th-magnitude stars: 55, 57, 58, and 59 Pegasi. The box lies 6° south of magnitude 2.5 Markab (Alpha [a] Peg), the star that marks the Great Square’s southwestern corner. Tonight, Julia stands 1.5° south of 59 Peg. If you sketch the field and then return to the same area a night or two later, you should be able to detect the asteroid’s movement relative to the stellar background.

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 Amazon.com where they will get free 2-day shipping on orders over Forty-Nine dollars. Click below:

https://www.amazon.com/Glow-Dark-Stars-Stickers-Ceiling/dp/B01HSI9MUK

Use these codes at checkout to get 10-20% off!

Buy 2 get 10% Off use code GGSTAR10 at checkout.

Buy 3 get 15% Off use code GGSTAR15 at checkout.

Buy 4 get 20% Off use code GGSTAR20 at checkout.

 

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


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