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Fall Migrations to Observe this Season

September 13, 2021

From birds to butterflies, wildlife is on the move. Ohio’s geography of forests, grasslands and coasts, along with two large water sources—Lake Erie and the Ohio River—attracts a wide array of wildlife during fall migration. Here are…

Topics: Wildlife

Astronomy Club – September 2021

September 2, 2021

That busy time of year… As the summer season winds down, we all find ourselves getting ready for the school year or preparing for the cooler seasons to come. During this potentially hectic time, we are fortunate…

Topics: Astronomy

Astronomy Club – August 2021

August 5, 2021

More than Science? In over 25 years of astronomy outreach, I’ve often heard comments from people saying they are not interested in astronomy because they do not like science. If science isn’t for you, we should recognize…

Topics: Astronomy

Observe the Perseid Meteor Shower at its peak, August 11-13

August 2, 2021

Look up! The Perseid Meteor Shower, one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year, will peak August 11 through August 13. In preparation for this cosmic event, Planetarium Specialist Bill Reed explains what a meteor…

Astronomy Club – July 2021

July 19, 2021

We’re back! After a long break, Astronomy Club is back to meeting in person! I hope everyone is well and as happy to see each other as I am. While most of us were, understandably, focused on…

Topics: Astronomy

6 ways to enjoy nature with your preschooler

June 23, 2021

It’s officially summer! The sun is shining, the weather is warm, animals are out and about, and families are exploring the outdoors. Below are Lake Erie Nature & Science Center’s activity ideas for you to enjoy nature…

Topics: Preschool

What to look for in the sky this May

May 10, 2021

As the weather gets warmer and days grow longer, springtime continues to bring change in the Northern Hemisphere. Planetarium Specialist Katy Downing shares the visible planets and constellations to observe in May. Jupiter and Saturn Before sunrise,…

Topics: Astronomy,News

4 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

April 22, 2021

Get outside One of the best ways to celebrate Earth Day every day is to spend time outdoors. Take your outdoor adventures to the next level by recording observations through daily, weekly, or monthly journaling. What animals…

Answering Your Springtime Wildlife Questions

March 30, 2021

Spring is a time when everything is growing and bursting into life. Birds are singing, flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing and baby animals are starting to be seen. As the weather warms and people spend more…

Topics: Wildlife

5 tips for new telescope owners

February 18, 2021

Bill Reed, Planetarium Specialist and NASA Solar System Ambassador Did you buy a telescope and cannot figure out how to use it? Seeing nothing but fuzz through the eyepiece? Below are five tips for new telescope owners.…

Topics: Astronomy