Astronomy Activities & Resources


  • Apollo at 50 Moon Toolkit and Resources

    Apollo at 50 Moon Toolkit and Resources

    • Daytime Event
    • Nighttime Event
    • Inside Venue
    • Outside Venue
    • Target Audience
    • Child, Teen, Adult

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the landing of humans on the Moon, the Night Sky Network is releasing new Moon handouts and activities as well as an Apollo presentation (coming soon).


  • Astronomy for the Very Young

    Astronomy for the Very Young

    • Daytime Event
    • Nighttime Event
    • Inside Venue
    • Outside Venue
    • Target Audience
    • Child, Teen, Adult

    The My Sky Tonight team has created a set of fun, science-rich astronomy activities for pre-K children, as well as supporting resources for educators on how to effectively work with young children and engage them in science practices.


  • Astronomy Lecture Podcasts

    Astronomy Lecture Podcasts

    • Daytime Event
    • Nighttime Event
    • Inside Venue
    • Outside Venue
    • Target Audience
    • Child, Teen, Adult
    A variety of non-technical lectures by noted astronomers. Some examples: Dr. Jeff Moore of NASA Ames Research Center on the New Horizons Mission; Dr. David Morrison on Asteroid Impacts and Evolution; Dr. Dana Backman of the SETI Institute and Astron...

  • Girl Scouts Space Sciences Badge Resources

    Girl Scouts Space Sciences Badge Resources

    • Daytime Event
    • Nighttime Event
    • Inside Venue
    • Outside Venue
    • Target Audience
    • Child, Teen, Adult

    Here you'll find resources for amateur astronomers to support the Girl Scout Space Science badges and make meaningful connections with the girls.


  • Mercury Transit Certificate and Template

    Mercury Transit Certificate and Template

    • Daytime Event
    • Nighttime Event
    • Inside Venue
    • Outside Venue
    • Target Audience
    • Child, Teen, Adult

    Certificate for the 2016 "I saw the Mercury Transit" observers certificate. Hand them out at your Mercury Transit observing event!


  • Moon Myths from Around the World

    Moon Myths from Around the World

    • Daytime Event
    • Nighttime Event
    • Inside Venue
    • Outside Venue
    • Target Audience
    • Child, Teen, Adult

    Discover a variety of myths about the Moon with this resource.


  • Resource Guide to the Moon for Educators

    Resource Guide to the Moon for Educators

    • Daytime Event
    • Nighttime Event
    • Inside Venue
    • Outside Venue
    • Target Audience
    • Child, Teen, Adult

    An annotated list of resources for helping students and the public to understand and appreciate the Moon is now available on the web site of the nonprofit Astronomical Society of the Pacific.


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