Astronomy for Kids – A Free Introductory Guide

Astronomy for Kids – A Free Introductory Guide

Welcome to Astronomy for Kids – A Free Introductory Guide!

Astronomy is a very exciting area of study which you’re never too young to get started in.

This guide will explain the main areas of astronomy, including the definitions of all the things you are likely to come across, as well as what kind of equipment you will need when starting out.

Even if you are a complete beginner, we’ll guide you through all the basics so you can get out to explore the galaxy, starting from the comfort of your very own home!

So what exactly is astronomy?

Simply put, astronomy is the study of space!

At night, if the skies are clear, you’ll be able to see hundreds of stars in the sky, though these are only a fraction of all that is out there in space.

In the next section, we’ll explore the different scientific terms for all the different aspects of astronomy, but for now, we’ll just cover the basics.

One of the great things about this hobby is that you start off with nothing more than your eyes.

At its core, astronomy is stargazing: looking up at the night sky and being able to identify all the different planets and stars.

All the different stars can be quite far apart, but sometimes ones that are close together make what some people think look like different pictures. We call these constellations, groups of stars that make patterns. Some famous examples of these include Orion’s Belt or the Big Dipper.

What science do I need to know?

Astronomy can be simplified and broken down to just three sections:

  1. The moon and other objects orbiting our planet
  2. The planets in our solar system
  3. Deep space objects

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