On this episode of The Children’s Hour, the Kids Crew talk with an exoplanetologist, Dr. Diana Dragomir. We discover what an exoplanet is, and how astronomers find them in a vast sea of stars. Learn if there’s life outside our solar system, and how you can help in the search.

Plus we’ll hear from the kids in the Extinction Diaries about the current condition of the Amazon rainforest.

All of this is mixed with great music that’s sure to take you out of this world including songs by the Green Chile Jam Band, Justin Roberts, Monty Python, The BeatBuds, Claudia Robin Gunn, Phredd, Raffi, SaulPaul, and Charity And The JAMband.

Here is a poster of an artist’s rendition of real exoplanets that have been discovered. Click here for full size poster.

Here’s NASA’s Exoplanet page that includes some coloring pages for kids!


Want to help hunt for exoplanets? Here are some sites to get started:




Want to learn more about exoplanets by watching a video? Check this out:

Exoplanets Playlist

Looking for a PlanetGreen Chili Jam BandCoconut Moon2009 Green Chili Jam Band04:00
Nine PlanetsJustin RobertsNot Naptime2002 Justin Roberts02:35
Galaxy SongMonty PythonStephen Hawking Sings Monty Python... Galaxy Song (feat. Stephen Hawking) - Single2015 Virgin Records02:41
Tastes Like Space (Instrumental)Secret Agent 23 SkidooInfinity Plus One2016 Underground Playground00:51
The Planets SongThe BeatBudsThe BeatBuds, Vol. 2Jonathan Jonah and Matthew Shapiro02:35
How Far Is a Lightyear (Solar System Song)Claudia Robin GunnLittle Wild Universe2020 Claudia Robin Gunn03:03
Space LizardsPhreddPhreddtastic2009 Smart Records00:46
Space ProbeMetreCircuitFreeMusicArchive01:31
Blue White PlanetRaffiLove Bug2014 Troubadour Music Inc. Under exclusive license to Rounder Records. Manufactured and distributed by Concord Music Group, Inc.03:08
Stardust (feat. Mo Phillips)SaulPaulBe the Change2020 ReRoute Music Group03:00
We Are StardustCharity and the JAMbandParty Like a Twinkle Star2009 Charity Kahn04:09
Space TravelBorrtexDistant Sphere - EP2018 Borrtex Music Production03:17
Earth From Outer Space (feat. K'naan)Michael Franti & SpearheadAll People2013 Boo Boo Wax, Under Exclusive License To Capitol Records, LLC02:56