Here are some great resources to enjoy the night sky, whether it be in your garden, through your living room window, or on a computer screen.
Family Arts & Crafts
- Make your own telescope.
- Crossword 1 and crossword 2
- Wordsearch 1 and wordsearch 2
- Pollution catcher game
- Stargazing Crafts.
- Make your own mini planetarium.
Contribute to Night Sky Citizen Science
Familiarize yourself with your night sky and contribute to important citizen science projects:
- Globe at Night is your go-to international citizen-science program that people can do from their backyards at no cost.
- Dark Sky Citizen Science Program offers three citizen science programs to measure how light impacts our view of the night sky as well as three projects to measure the diversity of life on Earth.
- The Satellite Streak Watcher citizen science programs or on SciStarter
- Loss of the Night as well as on a blog on SciStarter
- Dark Sky Meter is a phone app that acts like a Sky Quality Meter.
Can’t get out into the dark? Check out these options for exploring the night sky with virtual reality:
- Virtual night sky tour in Bryce Canyon International Dark Sky Park.
- View various NASA spacecraft in augmented reality.
- Check out NASA’s Eyes, a downloadable app to explore the solar system.
- Get a Virtual Reality viewer and download the Google Expeditions app for a selection of virtual field trips such as Fly with NASA’s Juno Mission to Jupiter.
- While you’re at it, explore more than 30 Virtual Field Trips of institutions and landmarks around the world.