This week marks the anniversary of the discovery of the former planet of Pluto. On February 18th, 1930, Clyde Tombaugh, an American astronomer, discovered Pluto. It was considered the ninth planet in our solar system for about 80 years, until similar sized objects were discovered in the Kuiper Belt. This belt is a large disc in space that extends from Neptune to near the Sun. Pluto is now considered a dwarf planet.
The pandemic has meant that many of us are still spending the majority of our time at home, and avoiding travel. One of the great joys of reading, especially for kids, is the way that books allow us to travel through our imagination. This week, we’re sharing five great books to get your family using their imaginations and learning about space.
Additionally, if you are looking for interactive learning resources for studying the sky, check out these great learning sites: