Astronomy Topics For Children
Astronomy is a fascinating and exciting science which seeks to explain the origins (and to understand) of objects we observe in Space! Below you can explore the best astronomy topics and learn cool facts about the Planets and Moons of the Solar System, Eclipses (Solar & Lunar), Meteors & Meteorites, Constellations, the Polar Lights, different kinds of Telescopes and even read about how Orbits work!
You can learn about how craters are formed, look through images of the coolest craters that space probes have spotted and even learn about how we are searching for Extraterrestrial Life i.e. Aliens! Don’t forget to read about the human history of astronomical events and to checkout some of the Coolest Space Apps and Astronomy Activities for Children too!
Also known as ‘shooting stars’, most are small (like during Meteor Showers), but some are HUGE (like the Chelyabinsk Meteor and Tunguska Event)! Others reach the Earth’s surface and form big craters (such as Meteor Crater and the Chicxulub Crater). Learn Cool Facts about these Space Rocks here!
Aurora, Polar Lights, Northern Lights etc are all different names for the same beautiful and ghostly natural lights seen in the night sky (Aurora Images) around the North and South Poles! Learn Cool Facts about the Aurora and where and when to see them for yourself!
Have you ever wondered what causes the seasons? Are you closer to the Sun during summer and further away during winter? Does the Earth orbit the Sun in a perfect circle? Find out the answers to these questions, and more, by checking out Earth’s Orbit & Natural Cycles!
These instruments are an astronomer’s best friend! They come in many forms (and sizes) and have even been put into space like the Hubble Space Telescope! Some of the major Earth-based telescopes are called; Arecibo Radio Telescope, Five-Hundred Aperture Radio Telescope, the Mauna Kea Telescopes, Very Large Array (VLA) and Atacama Large Array (ALMA).