Kids

Traveling Light Speed

- 26 May 2017

How fast have you traveled? Were you in a car or an airplane? How long would it take to travel to the moon if you flew as fast as the speed of light? Read on to learn more about traveling at the speed of light.

Ancient Mayan Astronomers

- 19 May 2017

How do you know what the weather will be tomorrow? Do you know the last frost date for your area? Ancient civilizations studied the universe and calculated planting and harvesting seasons based on their observations. Read on to learn about the ancient Mayan astronomers.

Betelgeuse The Red Supergiant

- 12 May 2017

You probably know by now that our Earth is not the biggest planet. Compared to our sun we are quite small. Did you know that there are several other stars that are larger than our sun? Read on to learn more about one of these stars. Then be sure to look in the night sky and find it glowing orange.

Tycho Brahe Accurate Astronomer

- 4 May 2017

Astronomers constantly look for new stars using very powerful telescopes. Imagine staring at the stars night after night using nothing but your eye when suddenly you discover a new star. Before the times of telescopes an astronomer discovered a “new” star using his eyes. Read on to find out who he was and what important discoveries he made.

The Invention of the Telescope and How We See Deep Into Space

- 28 April 2017

Have you ever tried to look at an object far away and make out its details? Our eye unassisted can only see objects clearly a few meters away. With the assistance of mirrors and special lenses a telescope will make the object appear closer to your eyes. Read on to find out who invented the telescope and how it has assisted scientists peering into the depths of space.