The beauty of the night sky has fascinated humans ever since the time of cavemen. Ancient peoples tried to make sense of the stars, planets and comets they could see. The word astronomy, in fact, means “naming stars” in ancient Greek.
Today we have telescopes in space and on the ground which can look back in time to the beginning of the Universe. We have landed men on the moon and sent robots to Mars. Recently the first ever space tourist visited the International Space Station. Who knows, maybe your grandchildren will go on package holidays to the moon!
You can learn more about Mars, all the other planets and even make your own rocket, just check out the links on this page.
3…2…1…blast off and have fun!