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My 4 year old may be starting out on new hobby - we read about constellations a few days ago and he had wanted to know more about the constellations. We went to Google to look at the shapes of the constellations of Cassiopeia and Orion. We also looked at Starry Bundle installed on our PC, and then decided to go out to take a look at the eastern skies to see if we could spot Orion the hunter and Sirius the dog and Cassiopeia the W.
Unfortunately, the light pollution was so bad that we could only see about half a dozen stars in the entire night sky. Hopefully we'll be able to spot the stars tomorrow from a park. It would be a pity if he grew up without knowing what the night sky looked like.
What I'm reading

Just finished Louis Sachar's Holes. Although it is classified as juvenile fiction, it still rates as one of the most satisfying books I've read for a long time. It's got everything a classic should have - hidden treasure, a boy in trouble with the law, deep friendships being formed, and a villianly authority figure. Everything in the story ties up nicely towards the ending, leaving no "holes"behind.
I would rate this book as the Treasure Island of this generation.