Michael and I have been involved with Astronomy Education in many different formats and venues over the years. We have both taught introductory astronomy at the college level as well as Education and Public Outreach (EPO). Through the development of the Branched Oak Observatory, a non-profit astronomical observing site, we were discussing educational programming and thought we should have a list of our favorite astronomical arts and craft activities.
We are calling these activities, “Space Crafts.”
Ideally, these would be simple to do for various age groups, inexpensive for the materials, convey the beauty of the night sky, and have some scientific basis.
The first of these is to make watercolor constellations.