With schools closed and the kids home for the foreseeable future, many of us are doing double-duty as both parent and teacher. Unfortunately, we also have a day job that needs tending to and there are only so many shows on Netflix and Disney+ that check both the entertainment and educational boxes. Help stop the brain drain this weekend with a field trip to the back yard for a lesson in astronomy that’ll be fun for the whole family.
That’s right! According to Travel + Leisure, this Saturday and Sunday nights are 2020’s best weekend for stargazing. On display? A galaxy full of breathtaking sights will be on display, including the planet Venus, a crescent moon, a bright red star, and the some of the night sky’s most beautiful star clusters.
Don’t have a telescope? No worries. These beauties are best seen with the naked eye or with a pair of ordinary binoculars. Just be sure to be outside as soon as it gets dark to catch all the intergalactic action as it moves down towards the horizon. Not sure what you’re looking for? Unless your name happens to be Neil deGrasse Tyson, you’ll want to check the article for all the specifics.
And since you’ll have a few hours to see it all, be sure to bring a comfy blanket and some snacks for a night under the stars they’re sure to remember.