Astronomy STEM Kit
Ages 6 and older
For beginning astronomers to experienced stargazers, these lightweight, portable Celestron FirstScope telescopes in the Astronomy STEM Kit will work well with cadets and/or students. Added to the durable telescopes will be astronomy lessons, a CD with planetarium software to help learners become familiar with the night sky, and accessories to adjust magnitude and vision. There is an Astronomy Activity Booklet that includes career option information available in the AE Downloads and Resources section of CAP's member portal, eServices.
Space Connection: This kit will bring the opportunity to begin an interest in space and observational 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 that make up 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.