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Storytime

Astronomy @ Home

Join us monthly for a live, online Astronomy @ Home Storytime for children and their families.

ASP staff and special guests will read our favorite illustrated children’s books about the sky and space, as well as share fun and easy activities and sky observations that families can do together at home. If you can’t make it live, you’ll be able to watch the archived video if available. Any of the activities will always be available.

 

Next Storytime: Tuesday, January 26 - 11am PT / 2pm ET

Mousetronaut, written by U.S Senator and retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, and illustrated by C.F. Payne.

Join the Astronomical Society of the Pacific for a live reading of the illustrated children’s storybook, Mousetronaut, written by U.S Senator and retired NASA astronaut Mark Kelly, and illustrated by C.F. Payne. Mousetronaut tells the story of a small mouse that wants nothing more than to travel to outer space. The little mouse works as hard as the bigger mice to show readiness for the mission and is chosen for the flight! While in space, the astronauts are busy with their mission when disaster strikes, and only the smallest member of the crew can save the day. 

Storytime Activity

After reading the story, we’ll make balloon straw rockets! If you’d like to participate, bring the following supplies with you: plastic or paper drinking straw, deflated balloon (long preferred over round), tape, string (at least a few feet), scissors, tape, a couple sheets of paper. You’ll also need something to tie the string to, like a chair.

Registration is required for this live reading.


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Visit the Storytime Archives for recorded readings and activities from our weekly Live Storytime events.

Storytime is part of our Astronomy @ Home program.

Free registration required, specific to each title

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