Make the most of your astronomy field trip by preparing for your visit ahead of time with online activities and lessons.
- Find an Astronomy Club
Astronomy clubs throughout Maryland host monthly meetings and public star watches – where you can use their telescope and someone will help you find something interesting to look at in the sky.
- Astronomy Club Activities
Whether you’re planning for a group of kids or just your own, you’ll find great activities to do at home.
- Meteor Watch Calendar
If you don’t mind getting up at 4:00am, pencil these dates on your calendar, pack a blanket, and head out to a dark field to watch the Leonids, Geminids, and other meteor showers rain down over Maryland.
- Satellite Flyby
Type in your zipcode from anywhere in the USA, and NASA will provide you with the date, time, and sky location of satellites scheduled to fly over your house.
- Night Sky Planner
Another NASA resource, this one lets you know when you’re expected to have clear sky viewing conditions; download a star chart for your area; and more.
- Star Fall
Learn about colors of stars while playing a game.
- Astro-Matic 3000
Calculate your age and weight elsewhere in the solar system and find fun facts about other planets.
- Youth for Astronomy and Engineering
YAE provides opportunities for its participants to be exposed to activities and experiences that are representative of the work done by individuals in astronomical and engineering field. They hold student meetings and family events throughout the year.
- Astro Venture
Search for and design a habitable planet.
- Solar System Fun
A NASA site for kids to learn more about the solar system.
- Solar System Math
Integrate pre-algebra skills why exploring the solar system.
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