The YouthAstroNet program and online community was developed through NSF grants 1433345 and 1433431, and is currently supported by NASA's Universe of Learning, NASA award number NNX16AC65A. NASA's Universe of Learning is a unique STEM learning partnership between the Space Telescope Science Institute, Caltech/IPAC, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and Sonoma State University. Additional support is provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Youth Access Grants program, and the Smithsonian Women's Committee.


This is the portal for YouthAstroNet participants nationwide to log in and pursue their YAN activities

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This is the portal for YouthAstroNet Educators to learn about how to implement YAN programming and to share lessons learned with each other.

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EDUCATORS: YouthAstroNet is in a new research phase. Please apply to join our Community!

Parents of YouthAstroNet youth -- this is where you can find out how to encourage your child in learning science, technology and life skills.