Author Archives: Jane Peddicord

About Jane Peddicord

Jane Ann Peddicord is an award winning author, lawyer, and space enthusiast. About her first book, NIGHT WONDERS, Laura Kraft of the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii wrote, “We’ve long waited for books such as these to explain, in age-appropriate language, some of the fundamental concepts that have shaken the foundation of Physics.” Jane is represented by Rosemary Stimola of the Stimola Literary Studio and likes science, space, and springer spaniels.

Sunset Valley Stars!

I had a very interesting conversation with the first and second graders over at Sunset Valley Elementary School yesterday. After taking a virtual trip around the universe, a student named Ella brought up the subject of stars. She wondered if … Continue reading

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“Great Ball of Fire” Space Rock 2013

Talk about rocking the house! A 10,000 ton rock from space roused about 1000 houses when it exploded over the Russian town of Chelyabinsk early in the morning of February 15th. It may have arrived on planet Earth a few … Continue reading

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Barton Hills Whiz Kids!

Hey Space Bloggers! There are some budding  space scientists over at Barton Hills Elementary School in Austin, Texas.  I was totally  impressed by the 2nd and 3rd graders I met there last week!  You see, we were talking about how … Continue reading

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Eyes on the Moon!

Hey Space Bloggers! Put our old friend THE MOON on your agenda for 2012.  That’s right, we’re back. GRAIL A arrived at the moon last year (also known as yesterday – December 31st, 2011) and GRAIL B will enter lunar orbit … Continue reading

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Space Game! Where in the Solar System is Destination Twelve? The long awaited conclusion…

Hey Space Bloggers! Welcome back for the merry (I hope) conclusion to the D12’s tale of woe, The Very Lonely Planet. When we left D12 he was thinking rather unpleasant thoughts about the intrepid space explores (actually, he called them ‘parasites’) … Continue reading

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Space Game! Where in the Solar System is Destination Twelve? (day 3)

Hey Space Bloggers! Today we’re going back to Destination 12 for a new clue – a story clue! So just sit back, relax, and listen – well actually you’re going to have to read it yourself, but you get the … Continue reading

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Cough, cough, sneeze, sneeze…

Many apologies Space Bloggers. Your indomitable, but apparently not invincible, blog author has the flu.  Never fear, though.  Space Blog will be back healthier than ever next week!

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***Special Report: CURIOSITY

Hey Space Bloggers! Here’s a question for you. CURIOSITY is ___ ? a. the wish to know b. a science lab on wheels c. about the size of a small car d. on its way to Mars right now e. … Continue reading

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Space Game! Where in the Solar System is Destination Twelve? (day 2)

Hey Space Bloggers! Finally, something to be thankful for! Here it is, straight from the icy clouds of Destination Two, your day 2 LIMMER-IDDLE: (sorry it’s late) Some find me divine, that is true, And my aspect, a deep ocean … Continue reading

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Space Game! Where in the Solar System is Destination Twelve? (day 1)

Hey Space Bloggers!  Ready for a new adventure??? .   .   . I’ll take that for a virtual “YES!” and proceed immediately with your day 1 picture clues. Enjoy! I know these picture clues have some of you Space … Continue reading

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