popular topics in astronomy

  • School and Learning
    Constellations Quiz
    Test your knowledge of the stars in the night sky. ...
    Holly Hartman
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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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    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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    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
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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
  • Women's History Month Printables
    Dr. Mae Jemison Coloring Page
    Dr. Mae Jemison was the first African-American woman in space. Read about this famous astronaut and color in the picture. This printable includes a mini biography. It is a great activity for Black History Month or Women's History Month. ...
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    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
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  • 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. ...
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    Vernal Equinox
    Vernal Equinox Quiz
    The vernal equinox marks the beginning of spring. Find out what else you know about this extraterrestrial event! ...
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    Leap Year
    Quiz: Take the Leap!
    Thirty days hath September . . . but what's the deal with February? Take our quiz! ...
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    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
  • School and Learning
    Mars Primer Quiz
    How much do you know about our planetary neighbor Mars? Take our quiz and find out. ...
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    International Space Station
    International Space Station Quiz
    When it comes to the International Space Station, are you a space cadet or a Captain Kirk? ...
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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. ...
  • Connect the Dots Printables
    Rocket Dot-to-Dot
    Are you ready for a ride to outer space? Connect the dots to find out. ...
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    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
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  • School and Learning
    Winter Solstice
    Winter Solstice Traditions Quiz
    Take this quiz and shed some light on how different cultures celebrated the shortest day of the year. ...