Nine Ways To Get Your Child Into Astronomy Before Summer Ends
There's still time before school (and early bedtimes) start up again — take advantage of balmy evenings to spark an interest in astronomy.
Solar Eclipse Activities for Kids and Families
Enrich the eclipse experience — especially the long, partial phases — with solar eclipse activities for the young and young at heart.
"Star Deck": It's All in the Cards
Here's a great free download that uses a deck of playing cards to introduce you to the night's sky's constellations in a fun, entertaining way.
Astronomy and Stargazing Projects
How to Make a Star Wheel the Simple Way
Would you like to be able to navigate your way around the night sky with confidence? Using this simple, easy-to-make Star Wheel, you can "dial the sky" for any time or date.
Make a Star Clock!
A quick download, some scissors, and a paper fastener are all it takes to use the stars to tell time.
Stargazing, Family Style
Exploring the night sky is a fun activity for kids of all ages — and it doesn’t require a lot of planning or equipment.
How to Make a Sundial the Simple Way
Sundials are amazingly simple yet effective devices. They range from sticks planted in the ground to precision-machined marvels costing thousands of dollars. The design shown here can be constructed in minutes from materials lying around your house, but it's surprisingly accurate.
Party with the Stars
Want to gaze at the Milky Way all night or peer into the eyepiece of a 12-foot-tall telescope? Then escape the city lights and head for the nearest “star party.”