Look Up in the Sky – What Do You See?

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Posted on April 19, 2016

By Candy Jones-Guerin

Did You Know… that we can actually see the past? Light from distant stars take a very long time to reach the Earth, so when we look at a star through a telescope we are looking at the light that left the star several hundred, thousands or even million years ago!

Take your students on a journey that is sure to be out of this world on May 14th for International Astronomy Day. Gale has great resources to get you started!

Space and Astronomy Experiments Sourcebook, 1st Edition
December 2016
Space and Astronomy Experiments Sourcebook, part of the Science Experiment Sourcebooks series, features approximately 50 experiments on topics such as planets, stars and sunlight, and astrophysics, along with analysis and findings. These hands-on, user-friendly experiments for middle and high school students meet national science standards, require readily available materials, communicate directions clearly to student and teacher, and relate the activities performed to real-life situations.

Outside of This World: Stargazing, 1st Edition
December 2016
This book explores the science of what we see in the night sky. Kids will learn about the earth’s most famous astronomers, find out the difference between a meteor and a meteorite, explore the constellations in the night sky, and more.

What Is an Object in the Sky?, 1st Edition
October 2015
When people think of objects in the sky, they may think of planets, the sun, moon, and constellations. Many other bodies orbit earth and the sun, however. the sky below earth’s atmosphere holds many interesting objects as well. We may not need a telescope to see them, but they are no less awe-inspiring. Readers are introduced to the dazzling phenomena of stars, galaxies, lightning, meteoroids, comets, auroras, rainbows, black holes, and even satellites and space junk.

Principles of Science: Principles of Astronomy, 1st Edition
December 2016
This resource offers students and researchers an easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals of astronomy, from stars and constellations to theoretical astrophysics. This title is for students who are just beginning their study of astronomy and need a solid background of the key terms and elements in the field.

If these titles leave you wanting more, remember to check all of Gale’s resources for your library and classrooms to keep your students exploring and learning. There are more than 17,000 titles (and counting!)  from over 100 publishers available on Gale’s award winning eBook platform (GVRL). that delivers the functionality that libraries need.


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About the Author

Candy is an explorer and educator with a passion for technology and the latest trends. Living and teaching ‘on the road’ for many years taught her a lot about how to build stronger communities and schools.


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2 thoughts on “Look Up in the Sky – What Do You See?”

  1. Interesting to read that the Author, Candy Jones-Guerin, says that we can actually see the past. The light of the stars take so long to reach us on Earth, that we see “light” that is probably a thousand years old and the Star is probably burned out. And the 1st Edition of “What is an Object in the Sky? Has really set me to thinking about “objects” below the Earth’s atmosphere, too. As you look out into the evening sky and see strange star-looking objects…that are different colors and wonder, just what did I just see? Oh…and it appears to be moving.

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