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Astronomy is the scientific study of celestial objects (such as stars, planets, comets, and galaxies) and phenomena that originate outside the Earth's atmosphere (such as cosmic background radiation).

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Archive: Science Update: Hubble's 30th Anniversary, April 29, 2020

The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) was launched into Earth orbit on 24 April 1990 by the Space Shuttle. A flaw in the primary mirror initially made it l...

Web Seminar

Science 101: What are some common misconceptions to be aware of when teaching about astronomy?

This column provides background science information for elementary teachers. This issue focuses on misconceptions with astronomy. ...

Journal Article

Scope on the Skies: Storms From the Skies

This column focuses on astronomy throughout the year. This issue discusses meteor showers and storms. ...

Journal Article

What’s Inside Our Solar System?

The purpose of this assessment probe is to elicit students’ ideas about the solar system. The probe is designed to find out if students can distingu...

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