A journey into outer place: Young children Corner for the week of 1/11/21

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Outside the house Scoop

January Constellations

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January evening skies are total of thrilling motion. You will be equipped to see the planets Jupiter and Saturn previously mentioned, Mars is an simple place, and there is a possibility to look at Mercury. There are 6 January constellations in the nighttime sky that can be scanned from your personal backyard. Many of the brilliant stars overhead in winter season seem in the east, and these are frequently some of the most recognizable constellations, this sort of as Orion and Taurus.

We know January evenings are prolonged, and darkish, but that also suggests there is much more time for drama in the sky over. As the solar sets and dusk ensues, glance for Jupiter and Saturn. Mars will be significant in the sky at dusk, and then will set to the west all around midnight. And, this 7 days, on Thursday, appear in the path of sunset (to the west). As the gentle dwindles and darkness overtakes the sky, look for a very exceptional sign. The new, skinny, crescent moon will show up earlier mentioned Mercury and it will surface to be pointing to the planet.

An straightforward and vivid star of the January evenings is Sirius, the Canine Star.

The constellations very best viewed in January:

Outside Scoop is submitted by freelance journalist Julie Bielenberg. Call her at [email protected].

Time Vacation

Understand about Eagle County history every week.

Pilgrims watch the Mount of the Holy Cross all through the 1920s.
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Situated in the Sawatch Mountain Array, the Mount of the Holy Cross (elevation 14,005 ft) is Eagle County’s most unique normal landmark.

Stories of a mountain with a huge “cross of snow” filtered down from the Utes and the mountain adult men in the early 1800s. In 1873, photographer William Henry Jackson captured an impression of the mountain when participating in the Hayden Expedition. Two snow-stuffed, 80-foot deep ravines on the mountain fashioned an pretty much ideal cross.

The mountain has served as both of those a religious icon and an creative inspiration considering the fact that that time. Artists, photographers and poets were among people motivated by the mountain.

In the 1927s, a regional dentist, Dr. O.W. Randall, structured pilgrimages up Notch Mountain, which provided a amazing watch of the cross formation. Hundreds of contributors hiked or rode horses up the mountain and participated in a religious support when they attained the top. The Tigewon local community dwelling was crafted as a resting spot for the pilgrims. A rock shelter on leading of Notch Moutain presented safety from lightning and storms.

The formal pilgrimages have been halted in 1939 thanks to Planet War II. To commemorate Colorado’s bicentennial in 1976, the Town of Crimson Cliff when again organized a pilgrimage to Mount of the Holy Cross. Considering that then, the custom has been ongoing each and every summer months by Mount of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vail. Skiers, hikers, and other individuals stop by the mountain all year.

Time Travel is researched and penned by Kathy Heicher, president of the Eagle County Historic Culture. Master much more about ECHS at eaglecountyhistoricalsociety.com.

Term of the 7 days

Learn new phrases in English and Spanish each individual week.

the constellation / la constelación

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Riddle me this

Exam your wits and smarts with these riddles. Solutions are at the bottom of this write-up.


Riddle: What variety of stars wear sunglasses?

Riddle: What form of songs do the planets sing?

Riddle: What did the alien say to the yard?

Really hard

Riddle: Where does an astronaut dock his spacecraft?

Riddle: Why didn’t the Dog Star chortle at the joke?

Riddle: How does Jupiter hold up his trousers?

Coloring webpage

This week’s coloring web site is submitted by nearby illustrator Jasmine Valdez. Adhere to her on Instagram at @artgirl_studios.
Jasmine Valdez

Riddle me this: Responses

Exam your wits and smarts with these riddles.


Riddle: What type of stars have on sun shades? Movie stars.

Riddle: What form of tunes do the planets sing? Nep-tunes.

Riddle: What did the alien say to the backyard garden? Consider me to your weeder!


Riddle: The place does an astronaut dock his spacecraft? At a parking meteor.

Riddle: Why didn’t the Puppy Star laugh at the joke? It was also Sirius.

Riddle: How does Jupiter maintain up his trousers? With an asteroid belt.