July 2022

This Month’s Sky


     The spectacular predawn planet show continues into the first week of July, featuring the five visible planets, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn (Illustration 1). After the first week, Mercury drops from the line-up and Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn span from the eastern sky through the south (Illustration 2).
     Also, with the opening of Milky Way season, this happens to be the best time of year to lay out on a warm summer night, with binoculars, and leisurely scan through the night sky! The summer Milky Way offers great views of many celestial delights! We have so much to see tonight, are you ready?! Once again, our hike will begin around 10:00pm. Don’t forget your Starry Trail Map, bug spray, light jacket, binoculars and lawn chair or blanket.
We will begin our hike by facing west or the fading colors of the sunset.

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Plus there are printable kids activity sheets & more!

Next Star Party in Avon Lake is Friday July 8 – Walker Road Park Pavilion 9:30-11:00 pm.
Viewing the Moon & Summer Constellations.

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

Starry Trails 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.