Universe Discovery Guide for February: Orion Nebula, Nursery of Newborn Stars

Universe Discovery Guide for February: Orion Nebula, Nursery of Newborn Stars

  • Daytime Event
  • Nighttime Event
  • Inside Venue
  • Target Audience
  • Child, Teen, Adult
Discover a nursery of baby stars with a trip into the Orion Nebula, perhaps the most famous stellar nursery. Find out how to spot the Orion Nebula in the sword of Orion. Find out more about how stars are formed, and try out some great activities to help take you inside the clouds of  the nebula.

In the Guide for February:
  • Theme: Orion Nebula, Nursery of Newborn Stars
  • Sky Feature: Orion Nebula
  • Try This: Imagine being inside the Orion Nebula
  • Activity: Stars and Their Lives
  • Connect to NASA Science: How do we know how stars form?

Please note that there are two versions of the Guide. One is full-color for use during the day, and the other version features a red overlay for use at night to preserve your night vision. Always use Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the Guides on a computer.

Uploaded: December 2013

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Daytime Event
Nighttime Event
Nighttime Event
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Inside Venue
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