REAL Science Odyssey: Astronomy Level 1

General Astronomy Information

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Space Travel

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Suggested Books for Further Reading

Here are suggested books for further reading and exploring the topics of Astronomy 1.

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Excellent Resources for General Science and Astronomy

The Usborne First Encyclopedia of Space – Paul Dowswell

The Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia

The Usborne Internet-linked Science Encyclopedia

The Usborne Illustrated Dictionary of Science

The Earth and Sky (Scholastic: A First Discovery Book) – Gillamard Jeunesse

How The Universe Works (Reader’s Digest) – Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest

The Reader’s Digest Children’s Atlas of the Universe – Robert Burnham

Usborne Book of Astronomy and Space – Lisa Miles

The Night Sky (Usborne Spotter’s Guide) – Nigel Henbest and Stuart Atkinson


What Are Light Waves? – Robin Johnson

Light and Its Effects – Jenna Winterberg

The Magic School Bus: The Mysteries of Rainbows – The Young Scientists Club

All the Colors of the Rainbow – Allan Fowler

Light: Shadows, Mirrors, and Rainbows – Natalie M. Rosinsky

All About Light – Lisa Trumbauer

What Are Sound Waves? – Robin Johnson

Sound Waves and Communication – Jenna Winterberg

Sounds All Around – Wendy Pfeffer


Universe and Solar System

The Magic School Bus Sees Stars – Joanna Cole

The Earth and Sky (Scholastic- A First Discovery Book) – Gallimard Jeunesse and Jean-PierreVerdet

Stargazers – Gail Gibbons

Stars: A New Way to See Them – H.A. Rey

Stars: A Guide to the Constellations, Sun, Moon, Planets, and Other Features of the Heavens – Herbert Spencer Zim

Find the Constellations – H. A. Rey

Stars – Seymour Simon

Galaxies – Seymour Simon

Night Sky (Eyewitness Explorer) – Carole Stott

The Night Sky (One Small Square series) – Donald M. Silver

Which Way to the Milky Way? – Sidney Rosen

The Universe – Seymour Simon (Nebulas, black holes and other distant space objects)

Comets, Meteors and Asteroids – Seymour Simon

Many other titles by Seymour Simon: The Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Destination Mars, Jupiter, Destination Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Planets, Around the Sun, Our Solar System

Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space – Dr. Dominic Walliman and Ben Newman

Information Graphics: Space – Simon Rogers

Older than the Stars – Karen C. Fox

The Story of Space: A First Book about our Universe – Catherine Barr, Steve Williams, and Amy Husband

Glow in the Dark: Voyage through Space – Katy Flint and Cornelia Li

DK Eyewitness Books: Universe

The Stargazer’s Notebook – Blair Lee

You Are Stardust – Elin Kelsey

What’s Out There: A Book about Space – Lynn Wilson

Gravity Is a Mystery – Franklyn M Branley

The Moon Seems to Change – Franklyn M. Branley

What the Moon Is Like – Franklyn Branley

The Moon Book – Gail Gibbons

Next Time You See the Sunset – Emily Morgan

The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System – Joanna Cole

The Planets – Gail Gibbons

The Planets in Our Solar System – Franklyn M. Branley

Roaring Rockets – Tony Mitton

Next Time You See the Moon – Emily Morgan

Postcards From Pluto: A Tour of the Solar System – Loreen Leedy

Learning About the Solar System (Dover Little Activity Books) – Bruce Lafontaine

Space Travel

Exploring Space: From Galileo to the Mars Rover and Beyond – Martin Jenkins and Stephen Biesty

Space Machines – Ian Graham, Charles Ballesteros, and Martin Taylor

Amazing Machines Roaring Rockets Activity Book – Tony Mitton

Margaret and the Moon – Dean Robbins


Movies and Television Featuring Voyager and Space Exploration

Space: 1999 episode “Voyager’s Return”

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

Starman (Features encounters with Voyager 2 and the Golden Record.)

2012 anime, Humanity Has Declined, “Episode 6: The Fairies Homecoming (Part 2)”

1994 X-Files episode “Little Green Man”

PBS documentary: “The Farthest−Voyager in Space”

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