Astronomy for Kids at The Palomar Observatory

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Astronomy for Kids at Palomar Observatory

Take a virtual field trip to San Diego California for a visit to the Palomar Observatory. The observatory is home to five telescopes that are nightly used for a wide variety of astronomical research programs. Links to other fun websites including Astronomy for Kids, the Hubble Space Craft.

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Learning Activities for Astronomy for Kids at The Palomar Observatory

Each Learning Corner is designed by an educator to be easily integrated into individual curriculums, as well as State, and National Standards.

Click here for The Learning Corner Page

Other Fun Websites

  • Education Station – a virtual space classroom for teachers, adults and kids.

    Here, you’ll find a rich resource of fun, interactive games and hands-on learning tools that feature the latest in science, technology, engineering and math. It’s the perfect way to inspire and involve a new generation of inventors and innovators.

  • Astronomy Magazine

    How hot is it on Venus? How big is Jupiter? What color is Neptune? Find out about Earth and our neighborhood. Astronomy Magazine has a site for kids with the answers to these questions and lots more.

  • Kids Astronomy. Com

    Kids Astronomy is a free and fun resource with lots of interactive learning. There are games, stellar observation information, an Online Astronomy Academy, and other cool stuff. Has many space related topics for ages 7-12.

  • The Galileoscope

    The Galileoscope™ is a high-quality, low-cost telescope kit developed for the International Year of Astronomy 2009 by a team of leading astronomers, optical engineers, and science educators. No matter where you live, with this easy-to-assembl. You can see the celestial wonders that Galileo Galilei first glimpsed 400 years ago and that still delight stargazers today. These include lunar craters and mountains, four moons circling Jupiter, the phases of Venus, Saturn's rings, and countless stars invisible to the unaided eye. As of January 12, 2010, the kit is priced at U.S. $30 each plus shipping. Click here to order.

  • StarChild: A Learning Center for Young Astronomers

    This site offers an interactive gaming and entertainment center for kids who wish to learn more about the solar system, the universe, and space.


    NASA Kids Club - Has lots and lots of great interactive learning games for many skill levels. The Buzz Light Year Travels to Space games are really fun.

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