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Astronomy

Astronomy studies celestial bodies such as stars, planets, galaxies and black holes. It covers the interactions between these bodies such as moons rotating around planets, and also explores the macro-view of the physics of the universe, the composition and life of stars, clusters, galaxies and more.

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The following Activity Plans are currently under development. Would you like to see one made available here for your club? Please let us know!

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Through the Spy Glass
The Surface of Mars
Letter to NASA
Rover Command
What Are We Made Of?

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Star Gazing:

  • Solar System Scope: An amazing online 3D simulation of the Solar System and night sky in real time - the Sun, planets, dwarf planets, comets, stars and constellations.
  • Time and Date: Use this amazing tool of math and science to see when the next solar eclipse or lunar eclipse will be for your area!
  • National Park Service (Night Skies) - News, information and tips about star gazing in some of the clearest skies in the United States.

Planetary Science:

    • Solar System Scope: An amazing online 3D simulation of the Solar System and night sky in real time - the Sun, planets, dwarf planets, comets, stars and constellations.
    • The Scale of the Universe: Enjoy a stunning interactive comparing the sizes of the smallest and largest things in the universe!
    • NASA Solar System Exploration: The Science Mission Directorate and NASA have teamed up to make available the most up-to-date news and information about all the planets, asteroids and bodies of our solar system!
    • THE PLANETSThis website is an easy-to-follow overview of the historical, scientific, cultural and mythological facts of our solar system.
    • Space Facts: Scientific, historical and cultural facts about outer space, galaxies, the planets and other objects in the solar system.
    • NOVA on PBS (Space and Flight): NOVA explores innovations and discoveries from the world of science and technology while highlighting the human side of science.
    • Science Friday (Space): Your trusted source for news and entertaining stories about science. SciFri is brain fun, for curious people.
    • The Planetary Society: Empowering the world's citizens to advance space science and exploration.