February 22, 2021
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7 Engaging Space-Themed Activities For Preschoolers

Keeping young children interested in schooling can be difficult at the best of times. Imagination and wonder are distracting, but can also be focused onto new […]
February 16, 2021
PERSEVERANCE ROVER IS HALFWAY TO MARS

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover lifted off successfully July 30, at 7:50 a.m. EDT (1150 GMT) aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex […]
December 5, 2020

2020 HOLIDAY GIFTS. Every Holiday Gift Guide For the Astrophil — in One Place

The holidays can be a stressful time even in the most ordinary of years, and with so much else going on in 2020, we think there’s […]
November 10, 2020
AstroReality Blackhole Friday Sale is Live!

2020 Holiday Guide: Get Excited! Experience Up to 40% OFF this Black Hole Friday

Black Friday marks a special in the calendar year. Coming right after Thanksgiving, there’s a good reason why it’s considered one of the most important retail […]
November 10, 2020
AstroReality Holiday Gift Guide, featuring LUNAR Max, Pro Collection and Solar System Mini Set

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re looking to gift a loved one something that will stand the test of time – a meaningful experience will endure far longer than a […]
November 10, 2020
User reviews of AstroReality from Dealmoon. Photo credit to author @你有老鼠牌铅笔吗.

2020 Holiday Gift Guide: For the Love of Planets

Valentine’s Day is a special day – there are a lot of reasons why, but no matter whom you talk to about Valentine’s Day you will […]
November 10, 2020
2019 AstroReality holiday gift guide for space nerds

2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Planetary Science Gifts for Space Geeks

From a young age, we’ve all wanted to become astronauts. It’s basically a rite of passage! If you’re the geeky type, then there’s a fairly good […]
November 4, 2020

2020 Holiday Guide: The Most Unique Holiday Gifts For Every Zodiac Sign

Astrology is considered a pseudoscience; it is the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies and their potential influences on human affairs and […]
November 4, 2020

2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Add A Bit of Space to Your Place

Despite making great strides in the space exploration scene, not all of us are lucky enough to make the sojourn to the final frontier. Unless you’re […]
November 4, 2020

2020 Holiday Gift Guides: Top Space Gifts for Young Astronomers

With the holidays right around the corner, it’s safe to say that most friends and family members are in full panic mode in a bid to […]
November 3, 2020

2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Space-themed Must-haves for Future Astronauts

Judging from the findings by anthropologists through the years, it’s safe to say that storytelling is a medium used by many to relate to the world […]
October 29, 2020

International Space Station at 20: Commercialization increases as end of life looms

The International Space Station (ISS) hits 20 years of continuous human habitation this fall, and NASA aims to make the most of the years the orbiting […]
October 29, 2020
Uranus at opposition

Uranus at opposition

Uranus will be well placed in the sky, in the constellation Aries. It will be visible for much of the night, reaching its highest point in the sky around midnight […]
October 28, 2020

NASA’s SOFIA Discovers Water on Sunlit Surface of Moon

NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) has confirmed, for the first time, water on the sunlit surface of the Moon. This discovery indicates that water […]
October 20, 2020
SpaceX Crew-1 mission.

NASA and SpaceX Update Target Launch Date for the Crew-1 Mission to Station

NASA and SpaceX now are targeting 2:40 a.m. EDT Saturday, Oct. 31, for the launch of the agency’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission with astronauts to the International […]
October 20, 2020
OSIRIS-REx spacecraft touches asteroid Bennu

NASA Johnson builds labs to study new asteroid samples, cosmic mysteries

When the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft touches asteroid Bennu, it will capture NASA’s first sample from an asteroid and provide rare specimens for research that scientists hope will […]
October 20, 2020
orionid meteor shower took place in Middletown RI

All you need to know: Orionid meteor shower

Orionid meteors fly each year between about October 2 to November 7. That’s when Earth is passing through the stream of debris left behind by Comet Halley, […]
October 14, 2020

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx is One Rehearsal Away from Touching Asteroid Bennu

NASA’s first asteroid sampling spacecraft is making final preparations to grab a sample from asteroid Bennu’s surface. Next week, the OSIRIS-REx mission will conduct a second […]
October 7, 2020
This friday, Mars will reach opposition. The Red Planet will roughly align with the Earth and the sun in the sky. You can watch the incredible astronomical event live or online.

Mars is at its closest to Earth until 2035. Here’s how to see it.

Look up! Mars is at its closest to Earth until 2035 today (Oct. 6), making it a oerfect time to see the Red Planet with your own eyes. […]
October 7, 2020
Composite image of Draconids seen near Tucson, Arizona, in 2013, by our friend Sean Parker Photography.

All you need to know: Draconids in 2020

October’s Draconid meteor shower – sometimes called the Giacobinids – is gearing up, with the Draconids’ expected peak night to fall on October 7, 2020. This […]
September 23, 2020

Private Antares Rocket & Cygnus Spacecraft Explained

  Virginia-based Orbital Sciences holds a $1.9 billion NASA contract to make eight unmanned supply runs to the International Space Station with its Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo […]
September 16, 2020
Image showing a moon rise over a town

Tips and Tools to Find Out Moonrise Time

Sunrises and sunsets are glorified in society. There are those who associate such moments to symbolize a number of things, a spiritual awakening, a romantic occasion, […]
September 16, 2020
Image showing silhouettes before the Moon

How Many Moons Are Too Many?

For millennia now, the Moon has dazzled on in the night sky. In many ancient cultures, the Moon was revered and often represented a deity and […]
September 9, 2020
Neptune

Best time to see Neptune

Neptune will be well placed in the sky, in the constellation Aquarius. It will be visible for much of the night, reaching its highest point in the sky around midnight […]
September 8, 2020

Astra aiming for 1st orbital launch in early August

The spaceflight startup Astra plans to reach orbit for the first time in early August. On Monday (July 20), the California-based company announced that its 38-foot-tall (11.6 meters) […]
August 27, 2020
The Effect of Augmented Reality on Students' Learning

The Effect of Augmented Reality on Students’ Learning

At first, augmented reality (AR) looked like a super-neat feature that will work great in video games. However, as we started exploring its possibilities, it turned […]
August 17, 2020
Black Moon 2020: What it is (and why you can't see it)

Black Moon 2020: What it is (and why you can’t see it)

While a full moon refers to the moment when the moon’s Earth-facing side is fully illuminated by sunlight, a new moon refers to the moment when the moon’s Earth-facing side […]
August 14, 2020
Close approach of the Moon and Venus

Close approach of the Moon and Venus

The Moon and Venus will make a close approach, passing within 3°59′ of each other. The Moon will be 26 days old. From Washington, the pair […]
August 11, 2020
Perseids: Bright Meteor Shower in August

Perseids: Bright Meteor Shower in August

The Perseid meteor shower happens every August. The Earth plows into debris left behind from Comet Swift-Tuttle, which last passed close to Earth in 1992. The […]
August 8, 2020

How Can Parents Evoke Curiosity & Excitement About Space For Children?

Finding fun and engaging ways to learn about the stars, planets, and space can inspire a life-long interest in kids. Space has endless possibilities for kids […]