popular topics in astronomy

  • School and Learning
    Eclipse Quiz
    An eclipse is a rarity -- how much do you know about this celestial event? ...
    Ricco Villanueva Siasoco
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    Constellations Quiz
    Test your knowledge of the stars in the night sky. ...
    Holly Hartman
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    Science Projects
    Build A Mars Colony
    Build A Mars ColonyYour children are in charge of planning for a Mars Colony. Their mission?To insure the colony's success by bringing along enough supplies andtools to create a self-sufficient outpost of human civilization. The missioncan be a g...
    Dennis Randall
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    People in Space: The Pioneers
    In 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first person to venture beyond Earth's atmosphere. Since his journey, about 450 people – astronauts, civilians, and "space tourists" – have explored space. Follow this slideshow to learn about notable firsts f...
    Mark Hughes
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    Moons of the Solar System
    There are more than 140 known moons throughout our solar system. Most are barren rock, while some have atmospheres, volcanoes, and maybe even oceans of liquid water or methane. Follow this slideshow to learn more about the moons of our solar syst...
    Mark Hughes
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    Solar System
    Our Solar System: In Order From the Sun
    Our solar system consists of a bright yellow star, eight planets, nearly 150 moons, and thousands of smaller objects like asteroids and comets. If you wanted to see all eight planets from the Earth, all you need is a clear night and a pair of bin...
    Mark Hughes
  • School and Learning
    Moon Rock FAQs
    Moon Rock FAQsMen first set foot on the moon in 1969. Like tourists seeking souvenirs for the folks at home, they brought back some chunks of lunar land. What have we learned from the rocks they collected? Where are the moon rocks today? How can ...
    Molly Hewitt
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    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
    Curious World
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    NASA Ships and Space Stations
    Since its inception in 1958, NASA has built several lines of spaceships that made space exploration reality rather than a dream limited to science fiction, as well as two space stations that allow scientists to conduct research over long periods ...
    Mark Hughes
  • School and Learning
    Summer Solstice
    Good Day, Sunshine! The Summer Solstice Quiz
    Just what do they mean by the longest day, anyway? Test your solstice know-how. ...
  • School and Learning
    Vernal Equinox
    Vernal Equinox Quiz
    The vernal equinox marks the beginning of spring. Find out what else you know about this extraterrestrial event! ...
  • School and Learning
    Astronomy Activities
    Astronomy Activities Since the first child looked up and pondered the heavens, kids acrossthe ages have gazed at the moon and stars with a timeless sense of aweand wonder.Now it's your turn to introduce your child to the marvels above ourheads. A...
    Dennis Randall
  • School and Learning
    Leap Year
    Quiz: Take the Leap!
    Thirty days hath September . . . but what's the deal with February? Take our quiz! ...
  • School and Learning
    Mars Primer Quiz
    How much do you know about our planetary neighbor Mars? Take our quiz and find out. ...
  • School and Learning
    International Space Station
    International Space Station Quiz
    When it comes to the International Space Station, are you a space cadet or a Captain Kirk? ...
  • Astronomy Printables
    Moon Phases Printable Activity
    Use a this worksheet to teach your students about the different phases of the moon. The printable and interactive worksheet explains to students the identifiable traits of each moon phrase. Students will read the descriptions under each blank moo...
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    Winter Solstice
    No Sun for You! The Winter Solstice Quiz
    We're seeing less and less of the sun these days. Do you know why? Take our quiz. ...