Astronomy Classes For Kids
The Observatory is home to an online, astronomy-themed kids' club called Cosmic Kids. And below see our special Planet Passports, your by-mail adventure to the solar system and beyond!
Cosmic Kids - Online
Online Astronomy Club
For kids grades K-5
We're sorry but our sessions for January are sold out.
Wednesday January 13, 4:15-5:00PM, Galaxies
Wednesday, January 20, 4:15-5:00 PM, Comets and Meteors
Wednesday, January 27, 4:15-5:00 PM, Nebulas
(Registration for the January classes is closed. We will post more for February very soon.)
The Winter Sky
Online Astronomy Class for Beginners
Want to learn how to identify the stars and constellations in the Winter Sky? Want to know how to use star charts, astronomy programs, and apps? This is the online class for you! Astronomer Dean Regas will show you how to observe the night sky like a pro. Great for all ages.
Classes are taught through Zoom webinars. You will also receive a recording of each class in case you cannot attend them live or if you want to watch them again. Advanced registration is required.
Life and Times of Galileo
Special History and Astronomy Class
Galileo was perhaps the first modern scientist. His motto: show me! In this special combo of astronomy and history you will learn to recreate Galileo's best experiments. By dropping things, rolling things, and swinging things you will rewrite the books of physics. Then you will marvel at the heavens and see what he saw through the very first telescopes including the Sun, Moon, and planets.
Cost: $10 per household
If you can't attend live, you will receive a link to watch the class at your convenience.