The Last Tulip Episode
The tulip experiment was rather a flop, and the girls are not planning to try indoor gardening any time soon, so long as the notoriously black thumbed human is involved.
…Opal thinks they should get their heads out of the dirt and look higher up for amusement – there are plenty of pioneers to emulate…
…the girls have now decided to study the heavenly bodies.
This is an excellent excuse to put up the tent for the first time this year. The girls plan to stay awake till after midnight looking for dust particles left by Halley’s Comet!
The 2015 Astronomy Calendar says for May: Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower. The Eta Aquarids is an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. Most of the activity is seen in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, the rate can reach about 30 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet Halley, which has known and observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from April 19 to May 28. It peaks this year on the night of May 5 and the morning of the May 6. The nearly full moon will be a big problem this year blocking out all but the brightest meteors. If you are patient, you should still be able to catch a few good ones. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky.