Two Fun Ways to Explore Outer Space in the QCA

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If you have a child who loves outer space, these are such fun options that you can do right here in the Quad Cities.

Whether it’s May 4 – or any day of the year, these are some fun ways to ‘explore’!

Two fun ways to explore a galaxy far far away right here in your own backyard!

1. BHS Planetarium: I recently had the privilege to experience our local planetarium at Bettendorf High School, and while I was attending on a Field Trip with our daughter’s Kindergarten class, the immersive, narrated experiences available throughout the year to the public will bring us back for more!

Donald A. Schaefer Planetarium – Bettendorf High School | 3333 18th St – Bettendorf, IA

2. Time And Date: A fun interactive website I’ve also recently discovered! Using your phone’s web-browser, you simply plug in your location and enable the 360 view, while holding your phone up to the sky. Using this you can see exactly what stars, constellations & planets are positioned above and around you in real time. This tool will be a fan favorite in my household not just on May 4th, but for stargazing this summer and beyond!

Enjoy exploring!

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Nichol is a full-time Health & Wellness Coordinator at a local Senior Community, Group Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer. She has a passion for all things wellness & being a positive resource to those on their journey to live well! Nichol is also a specialty fitness collector, with 22 accredited certifications under her belt but ironically LOVES baking treats -- especially if it is holiday-related! She is a mom of two remarkable girls, ages 2 & 6, together with her husband of 11 years. As a family they enjoy spending time outdoors, being active in their community’s school district and pet foster volunteering for a local animal shelter. Nichol's 'Me-Time' includes creating workout plans, discovering more about veganism, salsa gardening, cooking for a crowd, snacking on charcuteries, Bravo TV & social media. To schedule a free personal training consultation reach out to Nichol via email: [email protected]

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