Take Your Children to the Stars

Origins: “Virtual Field Trips” to Eight Observatories
The “Origins” website lets us look over the shoulders of scientists and glimpse the often-unseen moments of investigation. Take “virtual field trips” to eight observatories — Arecibo, where astrobiologists search for signs of life beyond the solar system; Las Cuevas, a research station in Central America’s largest remaining rainforest; and others. See interviews, photos, and broadcasts that explore the origins of matter, the universe, and life itself. [U.S. Department of Education]