Children’s Astronomy History Space Science For Kids Mars Jupiter Report Launched

A new astronomy report has been launched for children by Best Outer Space Videos. It explains the history of the field, and covers some of the most famous names and how they have impacted life today.

Best Outer Space Videos, which offers resources, reports and a range of videos on all manner of space related topics, has launched a new report in its Outer Space For Kids section. This part of the site is geared towards topics broken down in an interesting and engaging way for kids, and the latest report details with astronomy.

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The site caters to a range of tastes, and is designed to be entertaining and informative whether the visitor is an expert space scientist, someone with a passing interest simply wanting to find out a bit more on the topic, or a kid wanting to expand their knowledge.

The main page is broken down into sections, including one for the latest outer space videos, which includes one of a new image of Fomalhaut and its giant ring. Other articles include information on space flight, the Milky Way, and results from the Juno Spacecraft.

Children visiting the Outer Space For Kids section of the site will find a plethora of topics covered, including asteroids, black holes, and careers in the space industry. Other areas of interest include the International Space Station, and details on Mars, Jupiter and Mercury.

The Astronomy report covers the history of the field, and explains that it has been around for as long as humans. Prehistoric people were known to sue the stars as a way to tell the time, with the moon’s phases marking the months on a calendar.

With its origins in the Ancient Greek words astro, meaning star, and nomia, meaning law, the science dates back tens of thousands of years. The earliest astronomers worked without telescopes, while today the use them to study objects that can’t be seen with the naked eye.

It was through astronomy that Ancient Chinese practitioners figured out that the year was 365 1/4 days long, and helped people to understand that the earth travels around the sun.

Full details of the history of the science and its most famous practitioners can be found on the URL above.

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