GOLDEN, CO November 20, 2012 – TerraZoom, a Golden-based graphic design and web development firm, today announced the release of a new astronomy-themed card game that puts the Universe in the hands of children, parents, and teachers.
Called Hubble Star Cards, the game won a Hubble Gold Star award in 2010 from NASA and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) for its inspiring use of the amazing imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope. The vivid, stunning images motivate and engage children of all ages to learn about objects in Space.
“Hubble has a unique ability to draw the public into exploring space,” says creator of Hubble Star Cards and owner of TerraZoom, John Williams. “Through beautiful images of planets, star clusters, pillars of dust, and galaxies, Hubble provides a crucial stepping stone in the process of scientific inquiry. Hubble Star Cards create a hand-held experience that opens the door to new questions and answers. You can actually hold the Universe, all of creation, in the palm of your hand and have fun learning about it at the same time.”
The game includes 60 cards categorized by planets, planetary nebulae, supernovae remnants, nebulae, star clusters and galaxies. The cards include an image, a basic description, a key to the type of object, location in the sky, constellation, and distance from Earth. Possible games include War, Go Fish, Sorting, Distances and Matching. Although targeted for students 8 and older, preschoolers have played many of the games just by using the amazing imagery as a guide.
Hubble Star Cards, just $24.95, are available for secure online purchasing at hubblestarcards.com.
John Williams is an award-winning science and space writer, web developer and graphic designer based in the foothills near Boulder, Colorado. He shares the excitement of space exploration and astronomy not only through Hubble Star Cards but also as a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador. For further information about Hubble Star Cards, contact John Williams at 720-234-7058.