Laura Roettiger’s Aliana Reaches for the Moon
Just like an infomercial where they say, “But wait, there’s more!”
Sunday night I was thrilled to watch the lunar eclipse from my balcony. The skies were clear and it was magical seeing it and recording it photographically.
After capturing the last pictures I posted yesterday, I went inside to warm up. Then, I went back out to see the blood moon and got these shots. Unfiltered, the moon looks more purple than red.
from brightly lit sky
the moon swallowed by shadow
darkness covers me
Lunar eclipse photos from my balcony in the Rocky Mountains. I was fortunate to have a clear evening sky.
These photos were taken approximately every 5 minutes.
Braving winter chill
we wait for the moon to rise –
magical glow begins,
backlighting nearby peaks
until the moon
in all its glory
lights up the night sky.
As the shortest day of the year turns from daylight to darkness, the moon rises.
This beautiful gibbous moon, just one day shy of a full moon, brightens the night. This was the inspiration for Aliana Reaches for the Moon.
Look for more photos of the moon tomorrow.
This week, we received accolades from two STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) professionals for the book ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON.
“This short children’s book imparts many pearls of wisdom about the qualities of a scientist, while telling an engaging story about a girl’s caring relationship with her younger brother. Using her ingenuity, imagination, and ordinary household materials, Aliana creates a special experience for Gustavo’s 5th birthday. Aliana Reaches for the Moon encourages all children – and especially girls – to read, explore, experiment, and to take notice of the natural world. There’s even an important message for parents – doing science can be messy!” ~ Grace Wolf-Chase, PhD; Astronomer, Adler Planetarium
If you’re not familiar with Adler Planetarium, in Chicago, IL you should make plans to visit and you can check it out here: Adlerplanetarium.org
“Curiosity and imagination, paired with research and experimental play, help Aliana bring her unique idea to life. Aliana Reaches for the Moon will inspire readers to use science, imagination, and experimental play to create their own innovations.” ~Linda Schwab, Flight Director, Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana
The Challenger Center is an educational organization that offers amazing opportunities for learning about Space Science Education at over 40 centers around the world, primarily located in the US.
More can be learned here: https://www.challenger.org
Wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving!
A short film of photos and clips of the moon. I’m working with iMovie to practice when I make my book trailer. If you’re experienced in this, feel free to comment. I’m looking for advice.