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The stars in the night sky have fascinated humans since we first walked the Earth. But today, electric outdoor lighting threatens our ability to see the stars. Light pollution is a real problem, and not just for astronomers. Animals become disoriented from the excess lights, which can disrupt their mating, migration, and predation behaviors.

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Add a Tech Twist Optional: app for learning more about the constellations, such as Star Walk or Sky Map ( See here )
Related Links Activity Guide in Spanish
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More to Explore: Stars, Constellations and Astronomy
How Does Our Sun Compare With Other Stars?
Constellations and the Calendar
Ready, Jet, Go!
Night Sky Network
SciGirls | Star Power 01: Mentor Moment
SciGirls | Star Power 03: Observe

Images:
Deep Space Studies
Supernovae Slideshow from National Geographic
Hubble Images
Astronomy picture of the day

Videos:
ScienceCasts: Red and Golden Planets at Opposition
ScienceCasts: A Star With Spiral Arms
NASA ScienceCasts: Something for Every Sky Watcher
Stargazing with Kids | Adventures in Learning | PBS Parents
Originating Source TPT National Productions/SciGirls
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Astronomy: Cool women in space by Anita Yasuda and Lena Chandhok
Find the Constellations by H. A. Rey
The Seven Sisters of the Pleiades by Munya Andrews
Exploring Constellations by Sara L Latta
See It with a Small Telescope: 101 Cosmic Wonders by Will Kalif
The Secret Galaxy by Fran Hodgkins and Mike Taylor
Night Sky Watcher by Raman Prinja
Astrophysics for Young People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Gregory Mone
Supernovas by Ruth Owen
Born with a Bang: The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story by Jennifer Morgan and Dana Lynne Andersen
Write on ... Space by Clare Hibbert
The Sun and Stars by Giles Sparrow
Looking Up!: The Science of Stargazing by Joe Rao and Mark Borgions
Look Inside Space by Rob Lloyd Jones, Benedetta Giaufret and Enrica Rusiná
CatStronauts by Drew Brockington
Zoo in the Sky : a Book of Animal Constellations by Jacqueline Mitton and Christina Balit
Once Upon a Starry Night by Jacqueline Mitton and Christina Balit

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Star Power

Star Power

The stars in the night sky have fascinated humans since we first walked the Earth. But today, electric outdoor lighting threatens our ability to see the stars. Light pollution is a real problem, and not just for astronomers. Animals become disoriented from the excess lights, which can disrupt their mating, migration, and predation behaviors.