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Astronomy:

Don't get lost in space - study astronomy!  Astronomy is the study of the planets, stars, and universe. 

 
The Sun
Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune
Pluto

 Take a virtual trip around our solar System at National Geographic's Virtual Solar System

Did you Know?

  • Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.
  • The astronomer who discovered Uranus, Sir William Herschel, originally named it "George" in honor of British King George III. However, other astronomers preferred the name that we use today.
 

Other Web Site Resources:

The Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
This planetarium online features three dimensional exhibits of the planets built to scale.

U.S. Naval Observatory: Astronomical Applications
Download a table of sunrises/sunsets for the entire year.

John Young and Charlie Duke on the moon

 

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