Goodnight Moon are the nights I share with my daughter my sheer awe of the cosmos and pride in our space program.
In this mini podcast I teach my 4yo daughter about space exploration, astronomy and history. To ignite the spark of curiosity and cause her skyward gaze to be filled with wonder. If you would like to contribute to our patreon you will be not only helping me produce this show but allowing me to purchase books, videos and field trips to better communicate the wonders of space to Lizzy.
My hope is that Goodnight Moon will be something that can be shared with your own children and lead to many great discussions about space and exploration. Use the links below to further your discovery on each episodes topic.
We embark on several tall tales of fine feathered friends. Lizzy tells her bird stories as we settle down for the night.
Rhyming words is a fun game no matter your age. Lizzy and Darren practice together as they read some library books on NASA and space.
A recap of planets, female astronauts and why gardening needs the sun, water and soil. Lizzy and Darren are ever eager to share about the wonders of this world. Can you handle it?
What would it be like to float weightless in space? Lizzy and Darren explore this in the tale of Rainbow Shine the bird, Lizzy's story creation.
Imagine our sister planet Venus, or your own planet among the stars. Lizzy and Darren tell planet stories and learn about Nelly the acceptable robot.
On a beautiful clear evening in November Lizzy and Darren find our heavenly neighbors in the night sky. Venus, Mars, and Saturn tell a story while Lizzy swings in the cool air.
In 1969 a small craft took two men to the surface of the Moon. The Lunar Module balanced on 4 legs as the world held it's breath. Darren and Lizzy talk about this "spider" what they would name their own spacecraft.
Darren and Lizzy plan a cross country road trip to visit all of the Command Modules of the Apollo and Skylab Space Program. Carrying names such as Gumdrop, Charlie Brown, Columbia, or Casper. It will be fun to visit these mementos of space exploration history.
The first woman in space, Valentina Treshkova of the Soviet Union has inspired generations. Her spacecraft Vostok 6 launched in June 1963, finishing the Vostok program. Darren and Lizzy talk about space travel, Valentina's medals, and designs for LIzzy's spaceship.
The Mars Science Laboratory 'Curiosity' is currently roaming the red (not pink) planet. Darren and Lizzy talk about who made this rover, how it got to Mars and how many wheels he has on martian soil.
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