Archives For Stargazing

The Best Places to go Stargazing in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

As the weather in Central Iowa FINALLY warms up, it will be a great time to turn our eyes towards the night sky. With all the ambient light in the City, you might think it’s near impossible to do any star gazing at all. But even with all the lights, there are places in Des Moines where people can gather to discover the wonders of the nighttime skies. Continue Reading…

Celebrating “The Great American Eclipse” in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

On August 21, 2017 we will get to experience a truly once-in-a-lifetime event. We are in the path of a solar eclipse, a dazzling celestial event when the shadow of the moon falls on the surface of the earth and is large enough to cover the sun. Unfortunately, a total solar eclipse will not be visible in Des Moines, but we will see a partial eclipse, which is still a spectacular sight.  Here are events happening in the Des Moines area and beyond celebrating “The Great American Eclipse”.  Continue Reading…

Best Stargazing Spots in Central Iowa - dsm4kids.com

If stargazing is on your family’s spring or summer bucket list, there are a number of ways to see stars (and other celestial objects) in Central Iowa, without driving for hours. When you’re just itching to extend bedtime to discover the night sky, introduce your future astronomers to space exploration at a local observatory or planetarium.  Continue Reading…