Explore

When you look at the night sky, what objects do you notice? There are billions of objects to explore. There are also many ways in which astronomers learn more about these objects. In the following pages, you can learn more about some objects in the night sky that can be studied with telescopes, like our very own GORT telescope. While you are here, you can also explore some of the skills needed to do authentic astrophysics research.

Astronomy Themes

What do the scientists who study the stars want you to know about the universe we live in? Find out here as you explore 4 major themes of modern astronomy.

Astronomy Skills

Astronomers investigate objects in our universe located a very far distance away. Learn how they know what they know about these objects by checking out the many tools they use to analyze the night sky!