Star parties, educational activities, games, and experiments for curious persons of all ages!
Held annually in July, Star Quest is the largest optical and radio astronomy Star Party.
Held in October, the Enchanted Skies Star Party includes observing at an elevation of 10,000 feet.
Radio Astronomers battle radio pollution as they investigate the radio universe. This "pollution" results from the many items in our world that emit radio waves: our cars, home computers, and digital cameras; communications satellites, and much more. Try this activity to see what astronomers are up against!.
Although we study the radio universe, we don't listen! Instead, radio astronomers use computers to create images of objects in our Milky Way Galaxy, as well as distant galaxies and quasars. In this activity, learn how radio images are made.
If you know just one constellation in the night sky, it's likely to be Orion! The Orion region doesn't look so familiar when you examine radio images and others. Take Ron Maddalena's online tour to see what's hidden in Orion!
Find out if planets emit radio waves!
Using hydrogen spectral line data of spiral galaxies, follow in famed 20th Century astronomer Edwin Hubble's footsteps to measure the size and age of the Universe!
These activities require Hands-On Universe image processing software.
Build your own working radio telescope!