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Family ASTRO: Take-Home Activities

What is a Family ASTRO Take-Home Activity?

These activities (games and kits) were initially designed for Astronomy Event participants to take home and do on their own, thereby providing an opportunity for continued learning at home with family and friends. There’s a Take-Home Activity associated with each one of our Leader Kits for educators.

But because we received expert help with our games and kits from a professional game company (including extensive pre-production testing with families), we soon discovered that they could be used separately and provide great educational value to any family or group of people (kids or adults) interested in learning some astronomy while having a great deal of fun at the same time.

What Take-Home Activities are Available?

Each of our Family ASTRO Take-Home Activities focuses on a particular topic in astronomy. Follow the links below to read about the individual Take-Home Activities in more detail and view the additional web resources for each:

Learn the bright stars and constellations of each season with Night Sky Adventure (a multi-activity kit for the whole family).

Test your knowledge of the Solar System while collecting enough planets to win the game in Race to the Planets.

Everyone works together (while they still have time) to collect damaged instruments in Moon Mission, an exciting and cooperative board game.

Plan a night of cards and learn about the beautiful “deep space objects” and well-known telescopes in Cosmic Decoders.

How Can I Get Copies of These Take-Home Activities?

All Family ASTRO materials can be ordered online through the ASP’s AstroShop. Click here to be taken directly to the AstroShop’s Family ASTRO page.

If you have questions, see our Frequently Asked Questions for Families and Friends page, or our Frequently Asked Questions for Educators and Astronomers page. You can also email us at: astro {at}