Find an array of accessible learning materials to support a variety of learners.
Our team has released distinctive and inspiring informal learning activities appropriate for diverse audiences. Examples include taking and developing telescope images, watching 3D visualizations or videos about astronomical topics, exploring a range of photos from space- and ground-based telescopes, and in-person and online events and activities you can adapt to your space and audience needs. We also offer professional training opportunities to informal educators. Below, we sample a few of the amazing ways you can explore the universe and help audiences apply the scientific process through NASA’s Universe of Learning projects.
Find thousands of images collected from telescopes in space and on the ground on this easy-to-search site.
Watch visualizations of cosmic objects that tell multiwavelength science stories and create 3D astronomy experiences.
Join workshops and find resources about coding and 3D printing that use authentic NASA datasets to share with your audiences.
Learn how to take your own measurements of known exoplanets and contribute them to the DIY Planet Search Community.
Help NASA observe distant worlds around other stars by using a modest backyard telescope and camera to trace tiny, faint shadows cast by exoplanets as they cross the faces of their stars.
Join Girls STEAM Ahead with NASA to celebrate the women in STEM and NASA astrophysics.
Connect to our resources to tailor and implement program models that are specific to your audiences.
Investigate the wonders of the deep sky by commanding a ground-based robotic telescope and process the image with MicroObservatory’s JS9-4L tool.
Try your hand at processing images from NASA's space telescopes, or capture and process your own!
Help learners participate in regional, state, and/or national Science Olympiad tournaments or incorporate our activities into your own events.
Attend ongoing professional learning experiences that cover a range of science topics and allow plenty of time for informal educators to ask questions.
Explore science topics in playful videos that are rooted in real astronomy or join a monthly “Live Chat” with astronomers.
A free, web-based collection of digital interactives and videos highlighting the latest developments in astronomy.