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The following are links for a variety of space and astronomy activities for a range of ages. Some are lesson plans for teachers, but they all provide a good background for everyone about space, astronomy and Galileo and some excellent activities that you can do with children.


Galileo and the Solar System

Educational materials for use with the Galileoscope:

You can find more information about Galileo's objects and associated activities in the monthly IYA Discovery Guides created by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific at:

Galileo: The Man and His Science, a listing of Galileo books, websites and videos:

Galileo Educational Activities for a range of ages:

Galileo’s Refractor Telescope

Classroom activities about the Moons of Jupiter and the Phases of Venus:

Moons of Jupiter (US grades 4-8, ages 9 – 14)

The Discovery of the Solar System (US High school level, ages 14 – 18)

An excellent list of Educational resources and activities on the Sun: