ASTRONOMY RESOURCES

STAR CHILD - A Learning Center for Young Astronomers, from NASA GSFC.

THE NINE PLANETS-an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system.

ASTRONOMY FOR KIDS - to have a GREAT time exploring the universe we live in!

MORE VIEWS OF THE SOLOR SYSTEM- unfolding the splendor of the Sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and more.

INTERNET ASTRONOMY SCHOOL - beginning astronomy -excellent site

ARE WE ALONE? - comprehensive report on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, from ABC News.com

THE SOLAR SYSTEM - This website has over 50 web pages with over 200 pictures. This website has two purposes: To give a pictorial overview of the solar system and to quiz you about these pictures.

MARS- a fascinating Web page about Mars. A rich multi-media source, the page has photos in several different formats.

"HANDS-ON" UNIVERSE - enables students to investigate the Universe while applying tools and concepts from science, math, and technology.

ECLIPSE-What causes an eclipse?

TELESCOPES - the physics of telescopes - learn how reflecting and refracting telescopes work.

CHANDRA X-RAY OBSERVATORY-Operated for NASA by the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.

THE PLANETS-This is a collection of many of the best images from NASA's planetary exploration program.

ASTRONOMY NOW-one of the most popular online sources of information on astronomy and space.

THE HUBBLE TELESCOPE-Tour this online exhibit to learn more about this valuable astronomical tool.

HUBBLE SITE-A decade of discovery with the Hubble Telescope from the Space Telescope Science Institute.

PLEIADES - "The Seven Sisters" - Facts about the star cluster, as well as a discussion of various photographic images.

SUNSPOTS - explore the nature of sunspots and the fascinating history of our efforts to understand them.

ASTRONOMY PICTURE OF THE DAY-Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured.

AIRBORNE ASTRONOMY-a Boeing 747-SP aircraft modified to accommodate a 2.5 meter reflecting telescope.

AURORAS - What do they look like? What makes them happen? Where can you see them?

NATIONAL RADIO ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY-a facility of the National Science Foundation.

DOCTOR SKY-current events, image gallery, archived articles.

BIG BANG THEORY - is a broadly accepted theory for the origin and evolution of our universe.

BLACK HOLES & NEUTRON STARS - Understanding the nature of black holes and neutron stars--how they form, what they're like, and how we know they are there.

STAR JOURNEY - journey through the stars with National Geographic. Includes a Star Chart with overlays of images from the Hubble Telescope

THE GALAXY CATALOG - a collection of digital images of 113 nearby galaxies.

WHY IS THE SKY DARK AT NIGHT? - excellent site, divided into seven lessons.

BIG BANG COSMOLOGY - over 100 questions and answers from"Ask the Space Scientist"

NEAR EARTH NET - A website about comets, meteors, & asteroids.

VIRTUAL JOURNEY INTO THE UNIVERSE - interactive guide to the cosmos - to view, you will need Flash installed on your computer.

PLANET EARTH - From NASA's Earth Science Enterprise.

CLASSIFYING GALAXIES - interactive lesson on the Hubble system of classifying galaxies for grades 5-9.

COORDINATED SOLAR OBSERVATIONS-Solar Forecasts and Reports from NOAA/SEC, the U.S.A.F. and other Sites.

THE MILKY WAY GALAXY - the home of our Solar System together with at least 200 billion other stars and their planets.

 

ASTRONOMY NET- latest news, articles and searchable forums and lists of organizations providing astronomy services. ASTRONOMY MAGAZINE-the most popular English-language magazine for astronomy enthusiasts.

THE PLANET MARS: A History of Observation and Discovery, By William Sheehan- complete book online at this site.

VENUS REVEALED - planetary scientist David Harry Grinspoon takes the reader on a lively jaunt through the history of our relationship with the planet Venus.

 

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