Our Solar System

Learn the planets in our solar system and in what order from our Sun.

It really has been surprising how few people I have met that don't even know how many planets are in our solar system let alone the names and approximate sizes of them.

The uniqueness of our our planet earth is in itself an amazing wonder.

The world, when you look at it, it just can't be random. I mean, it's so different than the vast emptiness that is everything else, and even all the other planets we've seen, at least in our solar system, none of them even remotely resemble the precious life-giving nature of our own planet.”

Chris Hadfield - Canadian astronaut

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology..

Carl Sagan - American Scientist

Why not learn a little even just a few basic facts about our solar system and appreciate we are all part of a much bigger picture!

Consider the 'Our Solar System' pages of 'skyatnight.co.uk' and share the information with friends and family.

Is It Really Important To Know About Our Solar System?

Learning about how frail our planet is can balance our thinking and raise awareness of how important it is to look after this one and only planet and ensure we do our bit to support it.

It heightens our appreciation and incentives our respect for earths resources.

Along with the above using 'skyatnight.co.uk' can assist by useful pictures and presentations especially for those new to taking an interest in our night sky and children to.

Take a proactive approach and on a clear sky evening look up at the night sky, spot a simple constellation or planet (see 'https://www.skyatnight.co.uk/constellations' to assist), make it fun for young ones and try to find something a little different each time where can we expand ours and theirs experience of the night sky.