4 December 2016 | brian_m_hass
A Great Educational Series about Space
This animated educational television series features a group of children who befriend an alien family from the planet, Bortron 7. The children learn about the Solar System by going on interplanetary field trips with the alien family. Each episode focuses on two different aspects of the Solar System (or astronomy in general). Live action segments feature astronomer, Amy Mainzer.
This program teaches kids about the Solar System in an entertaining way. The characters (both Earthling and Bortronian) are engaging. The show's style is somewhat whimsical, and keeps everything light and fun. The live action segments with Amy Mainzer teach about space in a manner which is more grounded in reality.
Educational shows which focus on space and astronomy are rare on television. While this show doesn't probe those topics in great depth, it makes them seem fun and approachable. The series is highly recommended for children of all ages.