Astronomy Activities & Resources


  • Big Astronomy Toolkit

    Big Astronomy Toolkit

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

    Big Astronomy - People, Places, Discoveries. This set of 7 activities and demos will engage visitors with dark skies, color filters, sky legends from around the world, and the people who make astronomy happen.


  • Clues to the Cosmos Activity

    Clues to the Cosmos Activity

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

    Discover the secrets of light and filters with this interactive, visitor-led inquiry into the use of filters by astronomers, artists, and code-breakers


  • Dark Sky Wheel

    Dark Sky Wheel

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

    Find out how dark your skies are with these simple tools showing limiting magnitude.


  • Legends in the Sky - Constellation Tales from Around the World

    Legends in the Sky - Constellation Tales from Around the World

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

    Learn about legends told about the night sky around the world and throughout time with this activity. Create your own story about a constellation visible in tonight's sky. 


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