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I wrote a book!

Sky Gazing: a guide to the Moon, Sun, planets, stars, eclipses, constellations came out on October 13, 2020. It’s published by Storey Publishing, an imprint of Workman Press.

Sky Gazing is a guide to observing the sky from wherever you are, day or night—no telescope required. Kids aged 9–14 will learn how to find objects in the sky and delve into the science behind what they see, whether they live in a dark rural setting or under the bright lights of the city. Star charts will guide them in spotting constellations throughout the seasons and in both hemispheres while they learn about constellation myths from cultures around the world. Each chapter has guides to special events and binocular observing. Activities engage kids and their grown-ups in hands-on science.

Here’s where you can buy the book.

If you would like a signed copy, call my home bookstore, Broadside Bookshop in Northampton, MA: (413) 586-4235. I’ll be visiting them about once a week, so you can request personalization, too!

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I’m the Senior Laboratory Instructor for the Astronomy Department,

and I’m the Academic Director of the Summer Science & Engineering Program for high school girls.