October 2021

This Month’s Sky


Our 10th Anniversary!
 We are in for great planet viewing as we close out summer ! Right after sunset, Venus is dazzling in the western sky (Illustration 1). Our two largest planets are easy to spot in the south eastern sky, after sunset. Jupiter is brilliant and will certainly catch your eye. Saturn is to the right of Jupiter, not as bright (Illustration 2).

Also, we celebrate the first day of autumn on September 22. At this time of year it is great to head outside and spend a few minutes enjoying the late summer sounds! We can still enjoy some warm nights, but autumn is just a round the corner.

Are you ready to enjoy our starry hike? Grab your Starry Trail map, bug spray, binoculars, jacket and chair or blanket. Our hike begins around 8:30pm. To start, we will face west or the spectacular colors of the sunset. Venus is blazing! 

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Here’s what you’ll need to start exploring tonight’s sky:

Starry Trails

This narrative explains where to look and how to identify stars, deep sky objects, constellations, planets!

Starry Map

Your simple sky map to locate stars, planets and constellation positions.

Starry Trail Map

While using the narrative, this is your visual guide on starting point and the monthly adventure through the night sky. 


Will show you the position of the constellations and help you seek them out

Night Sky Checklist

This will help you keep track of everything you view in this months night sky.

Starry Trails Audio!
Take Starry Trails with you! – Listen to Suzie as she helps you navigate your journey thru the stars !!

Starry Trails Video Archive
Plus Hoover-Price Planetarium, Canton OH – Videos
Host Suzie Dills provides a look at the celestial highlights in the night sky!

 Make sure you check the sky chart in your area to make sure there are clear skies!
Clear Sky Cleveland Chart

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I’m VERY excited to share my children’s books with everyone!

Stella’s Starry Adventures!
Join Stella, as she takes you on an adventure through the night sky!
Kids will love learning about the constellations and more with Stella as their guide!

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Stellas’ books are available on Amazon – In Print and Kindle versions.