Celebrate Winter: Identify constellations in the night sky with a Star Chart activity

Star Chart

This weekend is a great time of the month to look up at the sky to see stars and planets! The moon will be entering the "New Moon" phase on Sunday, which means there won't be light from the sun reflecting off the moon, obscuring our view of the stars. A great time to identify constellations in the night sky!

Did you know we have a world-renowned observatory right here in the Bay Area? Since 1888, Lick Observatory has provided astronomers with equipment that allows them to study the stars, planets, and universe that surrounds us. It is owned and operated by University of California. To more about Lick Observatory, their research, and more educational opportunities, visit: http://www.ucolick.org/main/index.html

You can share your creativity by sending photos of your night sky observations to us at watershedwatchers@sfbayws.org.

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Download the handout (PDF 1.1 MB)

The San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society in partnership with the Don Edwards San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge thank you for participating in this program in the comfort of your home. During these times it is important that we have fun and creative quality time with our family and loved ones, and we hope this at-home activity provides you with such an opportunity.

These educational activities are brought to you by the Watershed Watchers program under Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program. In order to keep the habitats and wildlife healthy, we must also keep our watersheds healthy. For more ideas on how to keep your local watersheds and habitats healthy for all of us, visit www.mywatershedwatch.org.