Astronomy Activities & Resources


  • Anyone Out There? [Activity and Presentation]

    Anyone Out There? [Activity and Presentation]

    • Inside Venue
    • Target Audience
    • Child, Teen, Adult

    Do aliens exist? This might be the most popular question you get while doing outreach! You can help your questioning audiences explore the possibilities of life in the universe with this exploration of the Drake Equation.


  • Earth Timeline / Watery Worlds [Banner and Activity]

    Earth Timeline / Watery Worlds [Banner and Activity]

    • Inside Venue
    • Target Audience
    • Child, Teen, Adult

    This engaging banner encourages your visitors to guess when various kinds of organisms first developed during Earth's history; you can then reveal the actual timeline! The back of this banner features some of the watery worlds of our Solar System.


  • Extremeophiles: Life in the Extreme [Activity]

    Extremeophiles: Life in the Extreme [Activity]

    • Inside Venue
    • Target Audience
    • Child, Teen, Adult

    Find out about the extreme conditions that life can not only survive in, but thrive! This activity can lead to lively discussions about the latest NASA science on other worlds in our solar system.


  • Keys to the Rainbow: Spectroscopy [Activity]

    Keys to the Rainbow: Spectroscopy [Activity]

    • Inside Venue
    • Target Audience
    • Child, Teen, Adult

    Discover how we learn about stars and the atmospheres of exoplanets by examining the light in greater detail.


  • Life in the Universe ToolKit [Manual]

    Life in the Universe ToolKit [Manual]

    • Inside Venue
    • Target Audience
    • Child, Teen, Adult

    Aliens are a favorite topic for many visitors to public astronomy events. This toolkit is designed to take science fiction questions and direct them toward scientific facts and exciting new discoveries being made in the search for life outside Earth.


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Daytime Event
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Nighttime Event
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Inside Venue
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