Friday, March 9, 2012

The Heavens Declare...

There's stuff I want to know.  I want to know more about classical music and art and be able to speak intelligently about them.  I want to know the bible better and be able to apply memorized scripture to specific times in my life.  I want to be able to look at the stars and know the names of the constellations.  I don't know why.  I just do.

That's why I've been so pleased with the Celestial Almanack by Jay Ryan.  With just a bit of reading, the entire thing can be read in under an hour, and some time outdoors in the evening, I can become very well-versed in astronomy.  This is such a quality product.  It's only $3.  And I am learning SO much.  Even just identifying Venus and Jupiter.

We were driving around recently, maybe I've already told you this, and I told the Big Dog, "Hey, that's Venus right there."  He was amazed!  Maybe that's why I want to know more about astronomy...to amaze people.  Whatever the reason, Jay Ryan has started me on the path to knowing more.

I changed how I used the Celestial Almanack this month.  In January and February, I read it aloud to the boys over several days.  This month, I read it for myself and just shared information with them as we are star-gazing. And there is MUCH star-gazing to do!  Get your copy here, and then go to page 8 to read about the spectacular event on March 14.  You won't want to miss it.  It only happens every 8 years!  How's that for a teaser?

I have reviewed this product in January and February.  Each time I urge you to get your copy of the current Celestial Almanack.  This month is no exception.  The price is such a value for the quality of the product.  And you will be amazed at what you learn in such a short amount of time.  I truly am.

I got to hear Jay speak at a Schoolhouse Expo event on Monday.  He talked about how early farmers in America really needed to know about the stars in order to know when to plant and when to harvest.  People of all occupations in early America needed this knowledge.  As a matter of fact, astronomy was one of the core science subjects in our schools at one time.  I, for one, really want the boys to have this knowledge.  The boys have a sense of adventure and a desire for it.  If I can use knowledge of the stars and explain that they can learn to know the seasons and the calendar through the positions of the stars, planets, sun and moon then I know I've got them hooked!

And I'll have fun things to talk about at evening family gatherings, too!

Disclaimer:  I received a complimentary copy of the March Celestial Almanack in order to complete this review.  My opinions are not influenced by the fact that I received it for free.  I would TOTALLY buy this ebook each month if I weren't reviewing it.

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