Why are space observatories important? Observatories located in space collect data free from the distortion of Earth's atmosphere. They enable scientists to study radiation from neighboring planets and galaxies billions of light years away. Learn more about NASA’s space observatories with this family activity kit. The following items are included:
--"Professor Starr's Dream Trip: or, how a little technology goes a long way" story booklet.
--Chandra X-Ray Observatory postcard and CD-ROM.
--NASA's Space Place bookmark.
--NASA Logo decal (sticker).
--"NASA's Great Observatory" paper-model kit book that allows the user to build three of NASA's observatories: Hubble Space Telescope, Chandra X-ray Observatory and Compton Gamma Ray Observatory.
--Information on NASA's Kids' Club Web site.