Learning Center Activities

The GTN would like to provide you with tools to instill excitement and critical thinking skills in astronomy to the younger generations who will one day take our place in our exploration of the Universe. Exposure to astronomy at a young age can make entering in the field seem more possible and make reaching for the stars a more attainable goal. The future of astronomy depends on the education of our youth. 

Cookie Cutter Photometry

This activity illustrates the importance of image processing in making scientific observations of extremely bright very distant objects, such as stars! It’s a hands on approach to understanding how digital imaging works and what is achievable with this modern day technology.

Coloring the Universe with False-Color Images

With every astronomical image there’s more than meets the eye. Literally! Learn how astronomers use different wavelengths of light and overlapping colors to make a photo come to life.