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  • Teen finds exoplanet: Could be youngest to ever discover extra-solar world
    Teen finds exoplanet: Could be youngest to ever discover extra-solar world
    Tom Wagg was 15 when he discovered what he believed to be an exoplanet, a world revolving around another star. That was two years ago. He just recently received news that the planet has now been officially confirmed as an exoplanet, making him...
  • A Hot Jupiter
    Astronomers confirm that 15 year old Tom Wagg discovered a planet
    There are some 2000 known planets floating around the galaxy right now, though there are likely hundreds of billions, if not trillions, in our galaxy alone. However, spotting them is no easy task, considering our tiny corner, relatively limited...
  • nebula in deep space
    Astrology - Science or Myth?
    After investigating best places to view the cosmos from the glow of Los Angeles, it is hard to imagine how much the sky has changed since the first celestial observations in history. Surely it is not the same sky we see today. Every day the stars...
  • Astronomers unveil the oldest and farthest galaxy in the universe
    Astronomers unveil the oldest and farthest galaxy in the universe
    The oldest and most distant galaxy ever seen by man has been unveiled by an international team of astronomers led by Yale University and the University of California at Santa Cruz. The galaxy was making stars when the universe was about five...
  • Heavens declare the glory of God
    Exploring the last frontier
    Since the beginning of time, man has been overcome with a desire to reach the heavens.“And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven” - Genesis 11:4On September 19, 1783, a scientist by the...
  • Enceladus confounds experts
    Enceladus confounds experts
    Enceladus, ninth moon of Saturn, confounded planetary scientists when Voyager 2 reconnoitered it in 1981. Every rocket-probe reconnaissance of Enceladus confounds them more. If this and all other objects that large or larger in our solar system...
  • The galactic supercluster Laniakea is mapped
    The galactic supercluster Laniakea is mapped
    After developing a new and innovating technique for mapping the skies, astronomers discovered that our galactic supercluster is in fact 100 times larger in volume than we had previously believed. Now called Laniakea, the supercluster has been...
  • Super Earths
    Robotic telescope finds three exoplanets around a nearby star
    A team of astronomers from the University of California Berkeley and the University of Hawaii announced on Tuesday the discovery of three planets around a nearby star. All three planets are in the size category that astronomers refer to as super-...
  • Stargazing party for kids: Astronomy themed birthday slumber party campout
    Stargazing party for kids: Astronomy themed birthday slumber party campout
    April 24 is the 25th birthday of the Hubble Space Telescope. Is a child in your house celebrating a birthday? Why not host an astronomy themed backyard birthday party? Or just enjoy a family stargazing slumber party with kids? Wait till summer...
  • Free printable star charts, constellation patterns, sky maps, astronomy fun
    Free printable star charts, constellation patterns, sky maps, astronomy fun
    Hubble Space Telescope celebrates her 25th birthday April 24, which is also Arbor Day. Earth science and astronomy are fascinating subjects to teach kids. Children can enjoy stargazing anywhere and everywhere and it costs nothing. Looking for free...
  • Hubble Space Telescope lessons, astronomy printables, earth science worksheets
    Hubble Space Telescope lessons, astronomy printables, earth science worksheets
    Happy 25th anniversary, Hubble Space Telescope! April 24 is HST's birthday. Teachers and homeschoolers, are you looking for free printable Hubble Space Telescope lesson plans, astronomy activities or earth science worksheets? Here'a galaxy...
  • Lyrid meteor shower
    Meteor shower the night of April 22-23 - Watch cosmic fireworks
    Tonight, April 22, the best show on Earth is up in the sky as the annual Lyrid meteor shower offers upa cosmic fireworks show.The peak viewing time begins about 10:30 PM, and continues throughmuch of the night. You could see up to 20 meteors an...
  • Asteroid 2010 TK7 taken by WISE photo
    Astronomers' search for advanced alien civilizations finds 50 candidates
    A study conducted by Penn State University astronomers into the possibility of advanced alien civilizations has yielded promising results, according to the researchers. But the candidates that the study's authors have detected aren't...
  • The comet Lulin is seen through the trees at Shenandoah National Park  February 23, 2009
    International Dark Sky Week inspires thoughtfulness and conservation
    Tomorrow night, Apr. 19, wraps up a weeklong celebration of stargazing, one of one of the most novel, thoughtful, inspired natural ideas to spring up in the 21st century.Called International Dark Sky Week, it celebrates real stars, and was thought...
  • free printable earth science activities
    Earth Day activities, free earth science, astronomy, solar system printables
    Earth Day is celebrated on April 22. In fact, the entire month of April is devoted to Earth Month. Here are hands-on, interactive, student-directed earth science activities to make lessons come alive. Use free printable earth science booklets,...
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