Let’s be stargazers
For curious minds, stargazing can be a great introduction to science or classical literature or both. It’s fun, it’s free – it’s basically thinking about the universe with your friends and family and maybe drinking some hot chocolate. What’s not to like?
It’s better than TV
There’s more epic drama and bloodthirsty action in the night sky than an episode of your favourite show. This is because a long time ago, the ancient Greeks named constellations (groups of stars) after characters in their myths and stories. For example, Andromeda is a beautiful princess with sea monster problems. Perseus is the hero who slays the sea monster. Pegasus is his flying horse.
Start a Stargazing Diary to record what you see each night. Sketch out the constellations you can see and make a note of their names, and keep looking as different constellations will be visible on different nights. Draw a picture of the moon every day for a week to see how it changes. Write your own myth about one of constellations you see. Share your thoughts and inspire others to look up!