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kidsastronomy.com- Learn about the solar system including the Sun and all eight major planets plus Pluto, the dwarf planet. This site also provides information about the moons of each planet including Earth. Study Saturn's rings, comets, and more.
Get a "bird's eye view" of the planets revolving in orbit around the Sun pictured in proportion to their size and color. It is a bit hard but fun to find the little blue Earth and tiny Pluto, a dot on the edge of the solar system. But you can zoom in to get a larger view and even make your own solar system by adding planets one by one to an image of the Sun. Don't forget the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars as the asteroids circle the Sun too. Then go beyond the solar system to explore the universe by visiting quasars, galaxies, nebulae, and black holes.
You might want to follow up with your introduction to astronomy by taking classes for kids on the site, playing video games, or even making your own planets. The site is part of the Kids Know It Network. Check it out!
dustbunny.com- On this site you will find a list of astronomy subjects for kids and "supervised adults." Click on the beginners button to take a look at Beginners Corner where you can get help to become a "skilled observer in just 28 days." Learn how to find tools you can use to search the heavens including help to choose a telescope should buying a telescope be something you have been thinking seriously about doing.
Also check outhubblesite.org/gallery to see the greatest photos of space taken by the Hubble telescope.
Should you like to have your own private mini-planetarium for a child's bedroom, find a few different makes and models on the internet. Stars and galaxies will rotate about the ceiling as the child falls asleep.
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The internet is an amazing source of information and fun for kids and a fantastic place for kids (and adults too) to be introduced to astronomy. The following links should be informative enough to get you started on your quest to become an astronomer or just to learn fascinating facts about the heavens.