In the midst of so many alarming developments, from the spread of Ebola to the unfolding crisis in the Middle East, prayer is the ultimate response and this prayer can take many forms, including the quiet contemplation of God’s Creation. Every autumn the beautiful constellation Orion rises in the night sky. Orion reaches its full glory in winter but you can see it now in the southwest sky. Space.com offers information and photos on Orion; also check out this video that explains the progression of the stars through the seasons.
Looking for a fun and easy to understand book about the stars? In The Stars: A New Way to See Them, H.A. Rey, the author of the Curious George books, brings a sparkling wit to the study of the night sky. This guide draws the constellations in simpler forms than most astronomy books. This is a great book for kids and adults alike.