Need a new idea to keep kids entertained? Try stargazing.

The night sky offers educational activities—even with the unaided eye.

Tired of the "I'm bored" announcements that never seem to end? Here’s an idea: Look up.

Stargazing is an accessible activity for families—and a great excuse to introduce kids to astronomy. (Explore National Geographic Kids’ space hub.) For starters, parents can teach their children about the basics of the cosmos, such as major constellations, planets, and the moon.

Now is actually a great time to explore the night sky. With many businesses still shuttered and vehicles still off the roads, stars are even brighter and easier to spot due to the lack of light pollution interfering with the view of the night sky. Here are some ideas to get your family started.

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