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Illustrations: Eric Hamilton

Don't Be Lost in Space

Illustrations: Earth, Solar System, Virgo Supercluster: David Hardy; Milky Way: Dennis Davidson; Universe: American Museum of Natural History and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1999

Your address in space is a whole lot longer than your mailing address here on Earth.

Meet the Universe's Main Attraction... Gravity

Photos: Girl: courtesy of Denis Finnin, AMNH; Baseball: courtesy of Denis Finnin, AMNH; Illustrations: Newton: Amanda Duffy; Foot: Jim Paillot; Juggler: Chris Van Dunsen; Mars: Daryl Collins

Find out why a ball thrown in the air will return to the ground. 

How Did the Universe Begin?

Photos: The Big Bang: Gas: courtesy of Neil de Grasse Tyson; Neil today: courtesy of Denis Finnin, AMNH; Illustrations: Create your own Timeline: Daryl Collins

Make Your Own Astronomy Stationery

Illustrations: Jim Steck, Jim Paillot, Daryl Collins

Send a note to a friend with these astronomical letterheads.

Meet the OLogist: Neil de Grasse Tyson

Photos: Neil de Grass Tyson Pages: Neil de Grasse Tyson: courtesy of Neil de Grasse Tyson; Astronaut on the moon: courtesy of John W. Young, Apollo 16 Crew, and NASA; Light divided by a prism: courtesy of Concept Images, 1998 Noriko all rights reserved; Hubble Telescope View from Deep Space: courtesy of R. Williams and the HDF Team (STScI) and NASA, Hubble Deep Field; Spectrum of light: courtesy of AURA/NOAO/NSF "Copyright Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy Inc. (AURA); all rights reserved." Infrared Hudson river view: courtesy of NASA; Radio telescopes: courtesy of Dave Finley, AUI, NRAO, NSF; The Moon: courtesy of NASA, Galileo; Saturn's Rings: courtesy of JPL, California Institute of Technology and NASA, Voyager 2; Milky Way as seen from the Earth: courtesy of Jayanne English (STScI) et. Al., CGPS, RAL/U. Calgary, APOD; Surface of Io: courtesy of University of Arizona, JPL/SSI and NASA, Galileo; Stars: courtesy of STScI, The Hubble Heritage Team and NASA; Planets: courtesy of NASA; Projector and Hayden Planetarium: courtesy of AMNH Department of Library Services; Kids: All people pictures: courtesy of subjects; Jupiter: courtesy of PDS/JPL and NASA, Voyager 1; Illustrations: All drawings: courtesy of subjects

Discover where starry-eyed Neil has followed his curiosity.

Moon Flip Book

Photos: Moon Watch Flip Book-Moon: courtesy of NASA; Illustrations: Quinten Steenhuis

See the moon in action! And discover why our view of it changes nightly.

One-on-One with the Sun

Photos: Venus: courtesy of Bill Shoening, AURA/NOAO/NSF; Galaxy in montage: courtesy of STScI; Planets in montage: courtesy of NASA, Voyager 2; Kids: courtesy of Denis Finnin, AMNH; Illustrations: Stella Stardust: Jim Steck; Milky Way Galaxy: Denis Davidson

Find out what makes the Sun glow, and other amazing facts, in an up-close and personal interview with the Sun.

Solar System Scavenger Hunt

Illustrations: Eric Hamilton

Size up the planets with a model scavenger hunt.

Space Travel Guide

Illustrations: Eric Hamilton

Let your imagination run wild, and write an inspiring work of science fiction.


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