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The Astronomy Box

Aspiring astronomers are in for a treat with our Astronomy box! As luck would have it, the US is being treated to a total solar eclipse on August 21st, 2017. So of course, we have included solar eclipse glasses for viewing the eclipse and the science of eclipses. What a time to be alive! But while you're waiting for the big event, recreate the night sky in your room by building a fiber optic constellation lamp. The sky's the limit and we can't wait to see what you discover.

Experiment Instructional Videos

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Research Astronomy on the Web!

  • Total Solar Eclipse

    NASA is the utmost authority on all things celestial, so now's a great time to use all of their awesome knowledge and resources to learn more about the upcoming solar eclipse.
    Learn more!

    Classify Galaxies

    Thought you needed years of experience to qualify for galaxy classifications? Think again! Galaxy Zoo is using the power of the people to help them properly categorize galaxies.
    Help them out!

    TED Talks

    Have you ever watched a TED talk and instantly felt inspired to do something spectacular? Yeah, us too! That's why we think this selection of TED talks on astronomy are out of this world.
    Get inspired!

  • Astro Pics

    Talk about Instagram worthy! This is a great feed for those of us who find beauty in the stars. Maybe even one day you'll be submitting your own photography.
    Start browsing!

    Become an Astronomer

    So you want to be an astronomer. Lucky for your, there's a whole society of people who are astronomers trying to help each other out. So, take advantage of their resources and figure out if this is the right field for you.
    Learn what it takes to become an astronomer here.

    Star Parties

    For the younger aspiring astronomers, National Geographic has cultivated a wonderful interactive site to take you on a full blown star party!
    Get the party started!

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The last day to sign up for the Astronomy Box was July 16th.

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Troubleshooting the
Astronomy Box

Sorry about that! We didn't want to have everyone's box items fall out the bottom by removing them completely. A parent should be able to use a pair of scissors or an Exact-o knife to trace the hole and remove it completely from the bottom of the box.

That's okay! The wires themselves will not affect your circuit directionally, but you should make a note of which color becomes your positive wire and which is your negative wire.

Easy fix. Switch the legs you have your wires connected to. If that doesn't work, check all of the components of your circuit to ensure they are properly connected and oriented. Still having issues? That's why we included a second LED! Use that one instead. STILL having problems?! Email us!

If your StemBox is missing pieces or you're having other issues, email us!
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We are happy to help and will do our best to send you a replacement piece ASAP!