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Astronomy Club – November 2021

November 16, 2021

Shorter Days As we slip further into fall, the leaves are changing, and the days are getting much shorter. Why does this happen? You can thank the fact that the Earth is tilted 23.5 degrees on its…

Topics: Astronomy

New exhibit features tree-dwelling master of camouflage

October 25, 2021

Lake Erie Nature & Science Center has a new species of animal on exhibit. A nimble, lime-green predator with beady eyes that likes to slink about in trees and bushes. Yet, despite the exotic sounding description, this…

Topics: News,Wildlife

Astronomy Club – October 2021

October 14, 2021

Spot The Station The weather is getting cooler, and our days are getting shorter. I find that during this time of year, the opportunities to get outside become shorter and further apart. Viewing the International Space Station…

Topics: Astronomy

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