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Useful, Fun, & Interesting Astronomy Resources

Kids and Astronomy

  • The Space Place - Educational articles and activities aimed at elementary school age; also available in Spanish.
  • Star Child - Ages 5-13 resource to learn about the basics of astronomy; audio versions of some pages.
  • The Eight Planets - Overview of our solar system and the spacecraft that have explored it.
  • NASA Kids - A starting place for kid-friendly interactive activities to learn about astronomy.
  • Astro-Venture - Interactive activities to learn about advanced astronomy topics like black holes.
  • Chandra X-ray Observatory - See what we can learn about astronomy from x-rays.

Other Great Resources

  • Cool Cosmos - Learn about how astronomers study the universe in the infrared.
  • GSFC Outreach - Astrophysics outreach and education resources for all ages.
  • HubbleSite - Resource for Hubble images and the latest news.
  • NASA Space Science - Updates on the latest science news from NASA; also available in Spanish.
  • NASA TV: Keep up with the latest happenings at NASA
  • NASA Mars Exploration - Resource for all about Mars exploration.

Observatories and Institutions

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  • Astronomy Cast - Weekly discussions on astronomical topics ranging from planets to cosmology.
  • Blueshift - Your "backstage pass" to the science, missions, and people at the Goddard Space Flight Center.
  • Sky and Telescope - Each month's highlights of "what's up" in the night sky in a bite-size podcast less than 10 minutes long.
  • Chandra X-ray Observatory Podcasts of the latest discoveries from the Chandra x-ray space telescope.



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