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Featured topic for February: Astronomy

A total lunar eclipse is as good a reason as any to throw a party. Totally.

Earth monolith

Here are some party food ideas:

Moon Ball Soup
Baked Moon with Baguette
Astronaut Ice Cream

Some Suggested Music:

Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd
2001: A Space Odyssey Soundtrack
Star Wars Soundtrack
Man on the Moon, R.E.M.

Some suggested entertainment:

Aside from viewing the lunar eclipse, plan to have some other activities to keep your guests entertained.

Check out this astronomy guide from SkyandTelescope.com to help you figure out the night sky. The guide is a 10-page introduction to astronomy with moon and star maps included. Totality cool. While you're at it, check out a feature article on Wednesday night's lunar eclipse.

Play Planet Tac Toe online to learn planet trivia.

Kids love being creative, and they also love making a mess. Make a batch of homemade playdough or sugar cookies and let them make their own moon replicas. You can find a variety of safe, yummy recipes online.

Rent a Moonwalk. Alternatively (in the case your piggy bank or your back yard won't allow for it), you could always do the Moonwalk (link to instructional video).