August 2022

This Month’s Sky


    Ahhh! The sounds of summer!

Take a few minutes and listen! I love to hear the summer sounds when I head out for my favorite stargazing month. There are so many delights to see with your eyes and binoculars! As you are gazing at the night sky, the sounds of a summer night fill the air!

This month Saturn returns to the evening sky! Look towards the east-southeast one hour after sunset (Illustration 1). Saturn reaches opposition on August 14, so it will be viewable from dusk to dawn. The fabulous planet show is still happening in the predawn sky (Illustration 2).

Are you ready for our hike? Grab your Starry Trail map, bug spray, binoculars, light jacket and lawn chair or blanket. Don’t forget the Perseid Meteor Shower peaks on August 12. This year we will have bright moonlight from the almost Full Moon. Head out a week before the peak or a few days after and you may have a better chance of spotting more shooting stars.

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Next Star Party in Avon Lake is Friday August 12 – Walker Road Park Pavilion 9:00-11:00 pm

Annual Perseid Meteor Shower Party!
Bring blankets, lawn chairs & snacks & watch for shooting stars.
Also viewing the Moon, Saturn & 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 Checklist August

This will help you keep track of everything you view in this month’s 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.