How to celebrate Astronomy Day 2023 with Merge EDU

Astronomy Day is an annual event celebrated to promote astronomy and educate the public about the wonders of the universe

How to celebrate Astronomy Day 2023 with Merge EDU

September 23, 2023 (and the week following) presents an ideal opportunity for K-12 teachers to bring mixed reality into their classrooms using Merge Cube. Merge EDU allows tangible, hands-on interaction with the vast expanse of cosmos, engaging students in a unique, immersive learning experience.

The Crab Nebula on the Merge Cube: A New Way to Explore the Cosmos
Using augmented reality and spectral data, astronomers have reconstructed the three-dimensional structure of the Crab Nebula, giving us a closer look at this celestial wonder.

Teachers can leverage the Merge Cube to let students explore galaxies, stars, planets, and other celestial bodies. By overlaying digital information onto physical space, it brings abstract astronomical concepts to life, making them more accessible for students. On Astronomy Day, educators can structure various fun, interactive activities around the Merge Cube. These activities not only foster a deeper understanding of astronomy, but also cultivate critical thinking, teamwork, and problem-solving skills among students.


If you're a science aficionado, educator, or have a curiosity for astronomy, then Astronomy Day 2023 is the perfect opportunity for you to expand your horizons—literally! With the Merge EDU platform, you can bring the cosmos right into your classroom (or living room!) using mixed reality.

Here are some exciting ways to have an astronomy lesson with Merge EDU:

Beyond our Solar System
The Sun is the center of our world in more ways than one: its energy powers life on Earth, and it is also the center of our solar system. In the activities below, we will look at how the solar system formed and explore the planets and other astronomical objects found in it. We will also go beyond th…
Galactic Explorer
Besides the sun and the planets that orbit it, our solar system is home to many other astronomical objects. In this activity, you will rove around the solar system and learn about all the objects found here. This is an upgraded version of our app, Galactic Explorer!
Stars in the Sky
Stars really are everywhere, even though you can only see them at night. To us, they look pretty small, but the truth is they’re some of the largest things in the universe! Let’s take a look at various aspects of a star and see what we can observe.

Remember, the universe is not just about stars and planets; it's a playground for imagination and curiosity. With Merge EDU, you can ignite those sparks in a whole new dimension!As we look up at the stars, we can't help but feel a sense of wonder, a drive to explore, and a thirst for knowledge.

Exploring the Cosmos with Merge EDU

What better way to celebrate Astronomy Day 2023 than by immersing yourself in the cosmos? Not just with your eyes, but using all your senses and into diving a universe of curiosity, thanks to the power of mixed reality.

"Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another." - Plato

With the magic of mixed reality, you can touch the stars, grasp the planets, and dive into galaxies. All through the power of Merge EDU.


Celebrate Astronomy Day with Mixed Reality

So, how do you bring the stars down to earth this Astronomy Day? It's simpler than you might think, and it all starts with the Merge Cube and Merge EDU.

  1. Get your hands on a Merge Cube. This magical cube brings the wonders of the universe right into your hands.
  2. Download the Merge Explorer app. This app is your passport to the stars, allowing you to explore the cosmos in mixed reality.
  3. Begin your journey. With Merge EDU, the universe is at your fingertips!

A Universe in Your Hands

With Merge EDU, the universe is yours to explore and celebrate this Astronomy Day.

"For my part, I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream." - Vincent Van Gogh

So, this Astronomy Day 2023, don't just look up at the stars - hold them, touch them, explore them, and let your curiosity soar!