International Year of Astronomy
Science & Astronomy
Celebrate the International Year of Astronomy 2009 with a virtual field trip to San Diego's Palomar Observatory. Join Ben and astronomer, Dennis Mammana, to learn more about this worldwide celebration of the night sky.
Sky and Telescope Magazine has created a "Beginner's Guide To The Stars." Scroll to the bottom of this episode page and download the pdf file for your next night of star gazing.
Questions & Extended Learning Activities
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The Palomar Observatory is perhaps the world's most famous astronomical observatory. Since the 1930's it has been, and continues to be, a center of astronomical research.
The Palomar Observatory is open to the public daily (except for December 24 & 25 when it is closed) from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. for self guided tours.
Dennis MammanaHere are some of Dennis Mammana's favorite resources and links will help you learn more about our amazing cosmos, find your way around the nighttime sky.
Sheppard Software offers educational games and activities for kids of all ages.Try a trip to other worlds may not be in the stars for you, but you can brush up on your knowledge of the planets in our solar system with these astronomy games.
NASA Kids Club
NASA, has created a site just for kids By exploring the site, you can also find games and great videos and photographs from and about space.
Amazing Space uses the Hubble Space Telescope's discoveries to inspire and educate about the wonders of our universe. Test your basic astronomy knowledge, get basic space information, and tour a space art gallery.
Can I make a lunar month model? Does the Moon Rotate? Why is only one side of the Moon visible from Earth? What astronomy discoveries did Caroline Herschel make? What does waxing and waning mean? What is earthshine? Why do stars twinkle? ASK JANICE, author of more than fifty books on science, science fair projects, and math. Visit her Fun Science Website.
- Janice VanCleave's Teaching the Fun of Science to Young Learners: Grades Pre-K through 2
- Author : Janice VanCleave
- ASIN : 0471471844
- Astronomy: Out of this World!
- Author : Simon Basher
- ASIN : 0753462907
- First Space Encyclopedia (DK First Reference)
- Author : DK Publishing
- ASIN : 0756633664
- A Child's Introduction to the Night Sky: The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations--and How You Can Find Them in the Sky
- Author : Michael Driscoll
- ASIN : 157912366X
- Everything Kids' Astronomy Book: Blast into outer space with steller facts, integalatic trivia, and out-of-this-world puzzles (Everything Kids Series)
- Author : Kathi Wagner
- ASIN : 1598695444
- Night Sky Star Wheel
- Author :
- ASIN : 1931559309
- Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas
- Author : Roger W. Sinnott
- ASIN : 1931559317
- Galileo: On the Shoulders of Giants
- Author :
- ASIN : B00005B327
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