Welcome to the 1,000 Details About House Weblog Tour!

Welcome to the

1,000 Details About House

Weblog Tour!

Get able to blast off on an illuminating journey to the farthest reaches of the universe as we rejoice the discharge of the 1,000 Details About House (Nationwide Geographic Children Books, ages 8-12). This week, 5 blogs throughout the online are that includes out-of-this world information about mysterious black holes, daring house journey, groundbreaking missions, awe-inspiring stars and one of many giants of the photo voltaic system – Uranus! Seeking to up your galactic IQ? Learn on!

8 Details In regards to the “Ice Big” – Uranus!

Uranus was the primary planet found utilizing a telescope. English astronomer William Herschel noticed it in 1781. Herschel wished to call his planet after the King of England, George III. Different astronomers wished to call it “Herschel.” Ultimately a extra conventional title from historical mythology—Uranus—was chosen.

  • A day on Uranus is simply 17 hours lengthy, nevertheless it takes Uranus 84 years to finish one orbit across the solar.
  • Uranus is way bigger than Earth. It has 4 instances the width, takes up 63 instances more room, and weighs extra than14 instances the mass of our planet.
  • Uranus is a gasoline large like Jupiter and Saturn—you can not stand on its floor. It’s made nearly totally of hydrogen and helium gases.
  • Uranus is tipped on its facet, so it typically seems like a green-blue ball rolling across the solar.
  • Astronomers recorded the coldest temperature of any planet in Uranus’s cloud tops. The temperature within the ambiance in a single space was minus 371°F.
  • This can be very uncommon, however individuals with distinctive eyesight can see Uranus with their bare eye. Everybody else wants a pair of binoculars or a telescope to identify it.
  • In contrast to different gasoline planets, Uranus seems to have few floor options. It does have storms and altering climate patterns, however the prime gasoline layer nearly all the time seem like a hazy blue-green ball.
  • A few of Uranus’s moons—similar to Miranda, Ophelia, and Juliet—are named for characters from Shakespeare’s performs. Others, like Umbriel, Ariel, and Belinda, come from a poem by Alexander Pope, a Seventeenth-century English author.

In case you’d wish to study 992 MORE information about black holes, planets, astronomers, telescopes, house journey, pioneers of house journey, house climate and a lot extra, try 1,000 Facts About Space by astronomer Dean Regas.

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Do you know … that one in every of Saturn’s moons is so hole it might float in water? That the most important recognized star is 3.69 billion instances larger than our solar? Or that Jupiter possible has diamonds floating in its clouds? Discover dazzling information concerning the huge expanse of house, from glowing stars billions of light-years away to supermassive exploding supernovas to rockets thundering into the unknown. This complete e book takes you on a mind-blowing tour of our unbelievable universe and is filled with fascinating information on matters similar to house exploration, our photo voltaic system and galaxy, and past.

Professional astronomer Dean Regas ― former host of PBS’s Star Gazers and astronomer of the Cincinnati Observatory ― takes you on an unimaginable tour of information about every planet in our photo voltaic system, dwarf planets, our solar and different stars, exoplanets, comets, asteroids, galaxies, house journey, and a lot extra. Tons of of gorgeous pictures deliver the information to life.

DEAN REGAS has been the astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory since 2000. He’s a famend educator, writer, nationwide popularizer of astronomy, and an skilled in observational astronomy.

From 2010–2019, Dean was the co-host of the PBS program Star Gazers. His books embrace Details From House!, 100 Issues to See within the Evening Sky, and 100 Issues to See within the Evening Sky, Expanded Version. Dean is a contributing editor to Sky & Telescope journal and a contributor to Astronomy journal, the place he gained the 2008 Out-of-this-World Award for astronomy training. Dean has written greater than 150 astronomy articles for the Cincinnati Enquirer, blogged for the Huffington Put up, and is usually featured on tv and radio. Dean is a frequent visitor on Nationwide Public Radio’s Science Friday and Right here & Now. He additionally hosts an astronomy podcast with Anna Hehman known as Wanting Up. On the Cincinnati Observatory, Dean has developed his abilities as a dynamic author and public speaker who brings the sophisticated subject of astronomy right down to Earth for college students of all ages. You’ll find him on-line at https://www.cincinnatiobservatory.org/dean-regas/about-dean.


Extra Sources

For additional information on the wonders of outer house, try the child pleasant video games, articles and superb photographs of our galaxy and past at Nationwide Geographic Children’ Passport to Space. Educators, faucet into to a wealth of assets centered on house exploration, together with informative movies, articles and Kahoots, at NG Training’s Resource Library.



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February 6th — From the Mixed-Up Files of Middle Grade Authors

February 7th— Imagination Soup

February 8thDaddy Mojo

February 9thYA Books Central

February 10th— Always in the Middle