NASA’s Universe of Learning

Helping educators engage learners in the scientific exploration of the Universe.

illustration shows the seven TRAPPIST-1 planets as they might look as viewed from Earth using a fictional, incredibly powerful telescope

Team Mission

How does the Universe work? How did we get here? Are we alone? NASA’s Universe of Learning provides resources and experiences that enable educators to engage their audiences in the science, the story, and the adventure of NASA’s scientific explorations of the Universe. We are creating an integrated team of scientists, educators, and communications professionals who work together and with the education community to strengthen science education and scientific literacy, and to enable youth, families and lifelong learners to discover the Universe for themselves.

It is in our genes to understand the universe if we can, to keep trying even if we cannot, and to be enchanted by the act of learning all the way.

Lewis Thomas

Lewis Thomas

What does your team hope to achieve?

We hope that learners of all ages and backgrounds will be engaged and immersed in exploring the Universe for themselves.

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More Resources


Fowler, M.J.F., Sienkiewicz, F.F., Zellem, R.T., and Dussault, M.E. (2020). Observing transiting exoplanets with MicroObservatory: 43 new transit light curves of the hot Jupiter HAT-P-32b Journal of the British Astronomical Association.

Zellem R., et al., (2020). Utilizing Small Telescopes Operated by Citizen Scientists for Transiting Exoplanet Follow-up. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Volume 132, Issue 1011, id.054401

Wright, E, et al., (2020). NASA’s Universe of Learning: Building an Informal Learning Network. Connected Science Learning, Volume 2 Issue 1, Part 3

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