"Mars and Orion rising over Monument Valley"

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Wally's "Gemini Meteor over Monument Valley"

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Other astronomical information of interest:

This time lapse video from the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile’s
Atacama Desert is the Coolest Thing you'll see today! Be sure to put
the video into full screen mode. Here's the entire Article.

Here's an excellent time lapse video of the Australia Telescope Compact Array.

Australia hosts the world's largest radio telescope. Images here.

The Allen "Large Number of Small Dishes" array .

Mars & Stars as featured by NASA

Do NOT miss NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive

Here's a stunning aurora borealis video from NASA

A beautiful collection of world photos taken at night


PS: May I recommend that you consider introducing your children and grandchildren to the wonders of astronomy as a hobby. Beats hanging out at the mall and endless, mind warping, sociopathic, video games. Here are links to two astronomy mags so you can learn more: Sky and Telescope, and Astronomy magazine.

Show them Google Sky, and of course there's an app for Android phones.