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Resources

Apps

From left to right: Sky Guide, Aurora Pro, Moon Phases, Solaris, NASA, and Solar Walk 2. Tap the app icon above to find the app in the iPhone Appstore (Android coming soon).

Websites

Astronomy Picture of the Day
Each day brings a fascinating look at astronomy, and an explanation of what you are seeing.

The Mars Exploration Program
This is the home page for all of the on-going missions to Mars, like the Curiosity Rover, Reconnaissance Orbiter, and exciting new missions for the future.

Mars Trek from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Looking to explore the topography of mars? How about the path of fictional explorer Mark Watney from the book The Martian? You can do that and more with Mars Trek.

International Space Station Google Street View
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station used on board cameras to capture  360 degree spherical images, used to make the ISS available to all on Google Street View. Explore at the link above and search for the many hidden treasures?

Discover the Universe Guides
These fun and educational NASA guides can be printed out or viewed on a mobile device. Perfect for a once a month sky viewing or the classroom. They include:

  • A story about the month's theme
  • A sky feature to observe
  • A try this activity!
  • One or more activities to explore the theme
  • Connect to NASA Science

Each Guide can be viewed on a computer in full color. You can also download a special "Red" edition of each Guide which features a red overlay to preserve your night vision. 

Beyond the Chalkboard
Our friends at the Boston Children's Museum provide activities, enrichment, programs, and philosophy to better help children engage and explore in all topics from math, art, to space, to culture, and more.

Scroll the Solar System

Stuff in Space

Local Astronomy Organizations

Vermont Astronomical Society
The Vermont Astronomical Society (VAS) is a group of amateur astronomers that has been serving northern Vermont for over 45 years. Membership ranges from beginning naked-eye stargazers to advanced amateurs with home observatories and elaborate equipment.

Northern Skies Observatory
Based out of Peacham, VT, NSO is operated by the Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation who work with schools and organizations to bring the science and wonder of astronomy to the northern New England area. 

Astronomy Society of the Pacific
ASP provides science literacy in astronomy, curriculum, workshops, professional training, and much more to schools and organizations interested in fostering curiosity about space, science, and planet Earth. 

Books

Our Nature Store gift shop has a wide selection of space science books including titles from Neil deGrasse Tyson, Andy Weir, Mary Roach, Smithsonian Institute, Margot Lee Shetterly, and Carrie Fischer. Titles include Astrophysics for People in a HurryArtemisPacking for Mars, and Hidden Figures.