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Basic Resources for Astronomy and Space

Research astronomy topics and space exploration related resources. Discover definitions and answers to frequently asked questions.
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  2. Basics (36)
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  4. Frequently Asked Questions (81)
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Top 10 Astronomy Books for Kids
Top astronomy books for kids. Start your kids off right with these top astronomy books for kids.

Top 5 Fictional Black Holes Movies
Because of the fascination that black holes hold for many people, several movies have been made over the years with black holes central to the theme. Many are campy, while some have better plots, if still not very accurate scientifically. Hopefully, you'll find one here that strikes your fancy.

Top 10 Nonfiction Black Hole Books
What are Black Holes - where do Black Holes come from? Stars. Find the answers to these and other questions in the top ten Astronomy Black Holes books.

Astronomy and Space Essentials
Check out these astronomy and space essentials, which provide informatio which is updated regularly, or which you may want to access regularly. Thes essentials include New Space & Astronomy Pictures & Planets, Space & Astronomy For Kids, Space Disasters and Tragedies, Astronomy & Space Calendars – Events, Astronomy & Space for Education.

Gift Guide - Resources For Purchasing Astronomy & Space Related Gifts
Gift Guide - Resources For Purchasing Astronomy and Space related Gifts.

About Astronomy and Space Guide to NASA Acronyms
Did you ever wonder what those strange conglomerations of letters you read in an article about NASA and space exploration meant? Here's your chance to find out what those NASA acronyms stand for. About Space and Astronomy presents the Guide to NASA Acronyms.

Eclipses and Humans
A look at eclipses and how people have observed and used them throughout our history.

Top 5 "Gotta-Haves" for Stargazing

Light and Astronomy

From the Desert to the Cosmos
A general overview of the Very Large Array radio telescope installation in New Mexico in the United States, and the radio astronomy science it performs.

The Language of Astronomy
The first in a series of discussions about the language that astronomers and space scientists use.

The Stormy Sun-Earth Connection
A look at how astronomers and meteorologists are finding a link between the Sun's activity and lighting storms on Earth.

Astronomy Books for All Ages
A look at a few of the many astronomy books available to help people learn more about the sky.

Stargazing in Scorpius
This is a beginner's guide to the constellation Scorpius. It is meant to help beginning astronomers find the star pattern and a few of its deep-sky objects.

Some Thoughts about Stargazing

Five Fun Ways to Learn about Astronomy
A quick look at some ways to start learning astronomy that involve books, software, TV, movies, and a visit to your local planetarium.

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