ScrapSayings, Space, Stars, Planets

What powers the sun, and all the other stars for that matter?

  • 2001: A space Odyssey

  • 4 3 2 1 Ignition BLAST OFF!!

  • All I need is a space suit and I'm ready to go.

  • Are the stars out tonight? I don't know if it's cloudy or bright.

  • As the world turns

  • Big Dipper n. the stars of Ursa Major which form the shape of a big dipper of water.

  • Billions and Billions of stars - Carl Sagan

  • …But tell me did the wind sweep you off your feet?
    did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day
    And head back toward the milky way?
    Tell me did you sail across the sun?
    did you make it to the milky way to see the lights all faded
    and that heaven is overrated?
    Tell me did you fall for a shooting star,
    one without a permanent scar?
    and did you miss me while you were looking for yourself out there!
    - Drops of Jupiter by Grammatrain

  • Calling occupants of interplanetary most extraordinary craft
    - Carpenters, Calling Occupants, album and tv special

  • Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, save it for a rainy day.

  • Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch what makes you go beyond the norm. - Cicely Tyson

  • Choose Something Like a Star - Robert Frost

  • Cold hearted orb that rules the night, Removes the colours from our sight,
    Red is gray and yellow white, But we decide which is right …
    And which is an illusion. - Moody Blues, Nights in White Satin.
    Moonlight is sufficient for black&white vision, but not color vision.

  • Constellations: Andromeda Antlia, Apus, Aquarius, Aquila, Ara, Aries, Auriga, Bo├Âtes, Caelum, Camelopardalis, Cancer, Canes Venatici, Canis Major, Canis Minor, Capricornus, Carina, Cassiopeia, Centaurus, Cepheus, Cetus, Chamaeleon, Circinus, Columba, Coma Berenices, Corona Austrina, Corona Boreali, Corvu, Crater, Crux, Cygnus, Delphinus, Dorado, Draco, Equuleus, Eridanus, Fornax, Gemini, Grus, Hercules, Horologium, Hydra, Hydrus, Indus, Lacerta, Leo, Leo Minor, Lepus, Libra, Lupus, Lynx, Lyra, Mensa, Microscopium, Monoceros, Musca, Norma, Octans, Ophiuchus, Orion, Pavo, Pegasus, Perseus, Phoenix, Pictor, Pisces, Piscis Austrinus, Puppis, Pyxis, Reticulum, Sagitta, Sagittarius, Scorpius, Sculptor, Scutum, Serpens, Sextans, Taurus, Telescopium, Triangulum, Triangulum Australe, Tucana, Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Vela, Virgo, Volans, Vulpecula

  • Come down to Earth

  • DARK MATTER made me do it!

  • Don't be an expendable Red-Shirt! Make a difference!
    ( On Star Trek, guys in the red uniforms would get picked off by the alians)

  • Don't you worry honey; if they could get a washing machine to fly, my Jimmy could land it!!
    - Blanch Lovell, mother of James Lovell in the movie Apollo 13

  • The Eagle has Landed

  • Elliptical adj. Oval, like an egg shape, all the planets around our sun are in elliptical orbits.

  • Evaporate in the vacuum of Space

  • Fly Boys

  • Fly me to the Moon and let me play among the stars.
    Let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars. - Frank Sinatra

  • Gazing at the Galaxy

  • Good Morning Star Shine… the Earth says hello. - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

  • Hitch your wagon to a star. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • Houston we've had a problem! - Jim Luvell, commander of Apollo 13

  • If athletes get athletes foot, what do astronauts get?
    -- Missile-toe.

  • Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. - Carl Sagan

  • In a galaxy far far away

  • Inter-planet Janet she's a galaxy girl. - Schoolhouse Rock

  • Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX

  • Jumpin' Jupiter

  • Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, FL

  • Land Rover

  • Let's light this candle - Alan Shepard

  • Little Dipper n. stars of Ursa Minor that take the shape of a little water dipper

  • Lift off

  • Looking to the Stars

  • Lost in Space

  • Lunar/Solar Eclipse

  • Man on the Moon

  • Men are from Mars, Woman are from Venus

  • Mercury - Gemini - Apollo - Sky Lab - STS Shuttles - Mir - International Space Station

  • Mission Specialist

  • Mission to the Moon/Mars/Uncharted/Unknown

  • My little Astronaut

  • My Very Eccentric Mother Just Served Us Noodles
    (Used to be Nine Pickles, but Pluto was recently"downsized" to a `dwarf planet'.)

  • No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit. - Helen Keller

  • Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
    And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings:
    Sun ward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
    Of sun-split clouds and done a hundred things
    You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
    High in the sunlit silence: hov'ring there,
    I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
    My eager craft through footless halls of air.
    Up, the long, delirious burning blue
    I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
    Where never lark, or even eagle flew --
    And, while the silent lifting mind I've trod
    The high un-trespassed sanctity of space,
    Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
    - John Gillespie Magee, Jr. 1941

  • Oh! My Stars and Heavenly Bodies!

  • OLD ASTRONAUTS never die, they just go to another world

  • One small step for man. One giant leap for mankind. - Neil Armstrong, first onthe the moon, Jly 20, 1969

  • Out of this world

  • Parsec n. a distance of 3.26 light years.

  • Polaris n. the North Star, the closest and brightest star to magnetic North

  • The race to space/ the moon.

  • Reach for the stars

  • Riders to the stars

  • The Right Stuff

  • Rise and Shine

  • Rocket Man

  • Rockets Red Glare

  • Roger That

  • Saturn V Rocket

  • Sea of Tranquility (Moon)

  • Second star to the right and straight on till morning! - Peter Pan

  • Shine on Harvest moon -- up in the sky.

  • Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars…

  • Solar Flairs

  • Some where out there beneath the pale moon light.
    - Linda Ronstadt, James Ingram -An American Tail

  • Some where over the rainbow - Wizard of Oz

  • Space Cadet

  • Space Captain/Commander

  • Space Cowboys

  • Space is big, really BIG. I mean, you my think it's a long way from here to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space. - Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

  • Space Race

  • Space, the final frontier

  • Spaced Out/ Spacey

  • Splash Down and Recovery

  • Star Gazing / Gazer

  • Star light star bright, first star I see tonight.
    I wish I may I wish I might get the wish I wish tonight.

  • Star light Star bright, I wish for Peace on Earth tonight.

  • Star Quality

  • Star Rider… We're riding to the stars.

  • Star Struck

  • Star Trek … speaks to some basic human needs: that there is a tomorrow - it's not all going to be over in a big flash and a bomb, that the human race is improving, that we have things to be proud of as humans. No, ancient astronauts did not build the pyramids - human beings built them because they're clever and they work hard. And "Star Trek" is about those things. - Gene Roddenberry

  • Star Trekin'

  • Starry starry night - Don McLean, Vango

  • Stellar adj. a. .of the stars, b. incredible, out of this world

  • This really is rocket science

  • To boldly go were no one has gone before. - Star Trek Gene Roddenberry

  • To Infinity and Beyond -Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story

  • To the Universe and Beyond

  • Tranquility base, the eagle has landed.

  • Trekie/ Treker (An avid fan of Star Trek)

  • Twinkle twinkle little star,
    Do you know how loved you are.

  • Twinkle twinkle little star,
    How I wonder where you are
    Up above the earth so high,
    Like a diamond in the sky.

  • Umbra n. the shadow caused by an eclipse.

  • Up up and Away

  • Warning! Warning! An Alien is coming!

  • We have separation

  • We have the technology

  • Well, on the planet where I'm from …

  • When you wish upon a star.

  • Wishing on a Wishing Star

Our Planets and Their Moons

Planet | Number of Moons | Prominent Moon Names. Smaller moons are discovered all the time; these are the intermediate to large moons. Uranus is the only planet whose moons are named after Shakespearian characters, rather than Greek gods.

  • Mercury | 0

  • Venus | 0

  • Earth | 1 | Moon

  • Mars | 2 | Phobos, Deimos

  • Jupiter | 62+ | Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, Amalthea, Himalia, Elara, Pasiphae, Sinope, Lysithea, Carme, Ananke, Leda, Metis, Adrastea, Thebe, Callirrhoe, Themisto, Kalyke, Iocaste, Erinome, Harpalyke, Isonoe, Praxidike, Megaclite, Taygete, Chaldene, Autonoe, Thyone, Hermippe, Eurydome, Sponde, Pasithee, Euanthe, Kale, Orthosie, Euporie, Aitne, + others

  • Saturn | 33+ | Titan, Rhea, Iapetus, Dione, Tethys, Enceladus, Mimas, Hyperion, Prometheus, Pandora, Phoebe, Janus, Epimetheus, Helene, Telesto, Calypso, Atlas, Pan, Ymir, Paaliaq, Siarnaq, Tarvos, Kiviuq, Ijiraq, Thrym, Skadi, Mundilfari, Erriapo, Albiorix, Suttung, + others

  • Uranus | 27+ | Cordelia, Ophelia, Bianca, Cressida, Desdemona, Juliet, Portia, Rosalind, Belinda, Puck, Miranda, Ariel, Umbriel, Titania, Oberon, Caliban, Sycorax, Prospero, Setebos, Stephano, Trinculo, + others

  • Neptune | 13+ | Triton, Nereid, Naiad, Thalassa, Despina, Galatea, Larissa, Proteus, + others

  • Pluto | 3 | Charon, Nix, Hydra


-- If your children do any science reports, scrap them into their book with the graded page prominent. These things get lost and forgotten and should be preserved and remembered.

-- Some big projects should be remembered but they don't fit a scrap book. Take pictures from all angles and scrap the written report. Take a picture of your child (and teacher) next to the project.

-- Use these words at a border around the page: Apollo, astro-biologist, black holes, comets, Earth, eclipse, elliptical, equator, galaxy, Gemini, interplanetary, Jupiter, light speed, lunar, Mars, Mercury, meteors, Milky Way, moon, nebula, Neptune, parsec, planet, Pluto (now a dwarf planet), Polaris, polestar, rocket- scientist, Saturn, shuttle, solar, solar flairs, space, star, stargazer, stellar, sun, terrestrial, umbra, universe, Uranus, Ursa Major/Minor, Venus, white dwarf, yaw. OR all the moons or star constellations.