Astronomy is a branch of science that researches everything in the universe beyond our Earth's atmosphere. This includes things like other planets in our solar system, moons, stars, and even distant galaxies and black holes.

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    Events See all Events Learn more Second Saturday Sungazing Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
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    Flights of Fancy Craft Time: Telescope Activity

    Make a simple telescope from a paper tube and use it to look at the clouds and stars

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rY-w9DNysk&list=PL6RlkQnoCx_UqnikM_517xQnqrkN8IBor&index=3 Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Astronomy, Telescopes

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    Flights of Fancy Craft Time: Playlist

    A museum educator demonstrates fun crafts to do at home to explore air and space themes with young children

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6RlkQnoCx_UqnikM_517xQnqrkN8IBor Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Art, Astronomy, Aviation, Science

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    Flights of Fancy Craft Time: Use Recycled Paper to Make a Model Earth

    Use newspaper and paint to create a model of planet Earth that you can play with

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_cuIoqQG6k&list=PL6RlkQnoCx_UqnikM_517xQnqrkN8IBor&index=7 Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Astronomy, Solar System, Space

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    Flights of Fancy Story Time: The Day the Earth Stopped Spinning

    This story is about the orbiting and revolving Earth.

    https://youtu.be/ABY6SD0FMMg Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Astronomy, Solar System, Space, Science

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    Flights of Fancy Story Time: The Stuff Between the Stars

    Author Sandra Nickel and Illustrator Aimee Sicurro discuss and read their book The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe

    https://youtu.be/a2fNUe5zD4w Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Art, Astronomy, People, Women

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    Flights of Fancy Story Time: Building Our Home Among the Stars

    This story follows the Three Friends as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of the International Space Station and build their own space station.

    https://youtu.be/0G7okZ4F-C4 Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Astronomy, Human spaceflight, Science, Space, Space stations

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