Astronomy STEM Kit
Recommended ages: 6 and older
For beginning astronomers to experienced stargazers, these lightweight, portable Celestron telescopes will work well with cadets and/or students. Added to the durable telescopes will be astronomy lessons, a CD with planetarium software for becoming familiar with the night sky, and accessories to adjust magnitude and vision. There will also be an Astronomy Activity Booklet that includes career option information. This kit will bring the opportunity to begin an interest in astronomy that can be carried over into family and community StarGazing evenings with the assistance of area American Astronomical Society (AAS) clubs. The AAS has over 7,000 members nationwide composed of physicists, mathematicians, geologists, engineers and others whose research interests lie within the broad spectrum of career areas now comprising contemporary astronomy. The AAS can provide experienced and higher-level astronomy programs to enhance this beginning astronomy kit. Both AAS experts and CAP member STEM experts can assist in astronomy-related career mentoring.