Learning Links

Distant galaxies as seen through a telescope,

  • Aurora FAQ Cards:  Review aurora facts with these cards!
  • NASA Space Place has kid-friendly articles about the Earth, Sun, solar system, and universe. There are also videos, crafts, and games.
  • NASA STEM Engagement hosts a searchable database of activities for multiple ages of learners.
  • NASA Afterschool resources provide a series of programs exploring the universe that can be done in short sessions for afterschool programs.
  • NASA Museum Alliance Calendar often holds free Professional Development Webinars on space science & math topics!
  • Sky Puppies is an astronomy observation program for learners 10 and under through the Astronomical League. They will send you as many copies of the manual as you need!
  • Aurorasaurus is a citizen science project that gathers real-time data about aurora sightings. 
  • Solar Week takes place every March! You can use this resource for a week's worth of facts, activities, and games about the Sun's relationship to the earth.
  • Cultural Connections: The Northern Lights has a 25-minute video  connecting aurora science with Iñupiat culture and language. The website also features downloadable lesson plans, Iñupiaq vocabulary pronunciation,  interviews with elders, and short video lessons.

Aurora Viewing Links

  • Check the Aurora Forecast to see how visible the aurora will be in the upcoming nights.
  • The All-Sky camera at Poker Flat Research Range shows the sky above in real time.

NASA logo with the word "partner" underneath.


This project was funded under NASA cooperative agreement NNX16AL65A and cooperative agreement number NNH15ZDA004C. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and  do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.