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Encyclopedia Smithsonian

CATEGORY: Mysteries of the Universe

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Activities & Games

Cloud Dreamer Cloud Dreamer

Create your own design for a cloud and send it up to the sky.

Digging for Answers Digging for Answers

Are you a brainiac on the subject of the human brain? An authority on American authors? An ace on astronomy? A whiz on The Wizard of Oz? If not, don’t worry. The game Digging for Answers tests your research skills as well as your expertise.

Geography from Space Geography from Space

Test your geography knowledge with this online quiz.

Mirror Molecules Mirror Molecules

Contains activities intended for school children, grades 5 and up, under adult supervision.

Sizing Up the Universe Sizing Up the Universe

Choose objects, like a basketball, to represent objects in the universe and use these to explore relative sizes in outer space.

Smithsonian Channel App Smithsonian Channel App

Stay connected with Smithsonian Channel’s original series, documentaries and fun facts — on the go, anytime, anywhere with the Smithsonian Channel app for iPhone and iPod Touch. View full episodes and hundreds of video clips of your favorite Smithsonian Channel programs. Check the schedule for what’s on tonight, tomorrow or next week.

Smithsonian Kids Smithsonian Kids

Find lots of fast, fun, cool, scary, patriotic, and beautiful things from the Smithsonian and send free E-cards to your friends!
 

The Family of the Sun - Song for Children The Family of the Sun - Song for Children
Walking on the Moon Walking on the Moon

Journey back in time to experience the incredible Apollo 11 mission!

Online Exhibition

African Cosmos: Stellar Arts African Cosmos: Stellar Arts

See some 90 African art objects that were inspired by astronomical observations and phenomena, including rainbows and eclipses.

Apollo to the Moon Apollo to the Moon

This exhibition traces NASA's manned space program from 1961 to 1972.

Blast from the Past Blast from the Past

This showcase features a 11.5-meter tubular core sample that shows physical and biological effects of Earth's collision with a giant asteroid 65 million years ago, which resulted in the extinction of the dinosaurs.

Chasing Venus: Observing the Transits of Venus, 1631-2004 Chasing Venus: Observing the Transits of Venus, 1631-2004
Cosmos in Miniature: The Remarkable Star Map of Simeon De Witt Cosmos in Miniature: The Remarkable Star Map of Simeon De Witt

This exhibition features the oldest surviving Anglo-American star map, hand-drawn by Simeon De Witt, surveyor for George Washington.

Earth from Space Earth from Space

See precise, up-to-date images captured by high-tech satellites, used by geologists, meteorologists, and other scientists to study how the Earth changes from day to day and year to year.

Explore the Universe Explore the Universe

Learn what scientists think our universe is like, how the present scientific view of the universe came to be, how our universe is being shaped today, and what mysteries remain.

Exploring the Planets Exploring the Planets

This exhibition highlights the history and achievements of planetary exploration, both Earth-based and by spacecraft.

The Evolving Universe The Evolving Universe

Full-color photographs capture the awe-inspiring beauty of the cosmos as seen through high-powered terrestrial and orbiting telescopes.

Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There

This exhibition reveals why a good clock is crucial to navigation -- for 18th-century mariners to current-day GPS users -- and how increasingly accurate timekeeping has influenced how we find our way.

Voyage - A Journey Through Our Solar System Voyage - A Journey Through Our Solar System

This outdoor exhibition brings to life the great distances between the planets through a scale model of our solar system at one ten-billionth actual size .


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