Amazing Space: Astronomy Basics
Brush up on your knowledge of astronomy with these classroom-oriented resources.
Astronomy Boy: Constellation Portraits
Resources and Tutorials for Amateur Astronomers by Jeff DeTray, Astronomy Boy. CG-5 mount improvements, barn door tracker, constellation portraits, SAA 100, animated equatorial mount tutorial.
Astronomy Education and Development Newsletter
Commission 46 publishes a newsletter about astronomy education, containing brief articles, reports, announcements, notices, and news.
Astronomy by Zip Code
Enter the zipcode where you will be star gazing.
Looking for the page debunking hoax theories? Here it is.
Basics of Space Flight
Participants will identify the range of concepts associated with robotic interplanetary space flight and grasp how they relate to one another.
Comets and Meteor Showers
Contains news, information, professional & amateur observations, and historical research.
Earth and Space Science
provides activities, animations, and lessons on astronomy, the solar system, and earth's structure, processes, and history. Topics include earthquakes, faults, tectonic plates, soil liquefaction, Antarctica, convection currents in water, continental drift, extremophiles, auroras, subduction, Curie point, ozone, climate change, earth's magnetic field, and seasons. (Exploratorium, National Science Foundation)
Educational Activities with NASA
These classroom-ready activities for K-12 students represent a robust combination of contemporary teaching/learning strategies from the National Science Education Standards, exciting and current NASA science data, and Internet pointers to an endless supply of accurate and timely resources.
A Guide to Astronomy Resources on the Exploratorium Website.
NASA Quest is dedicated to bringing NASA people and science to classrooms through the internet. Space Team Online, Aerospace Team Online, Solar System Online, and Deep Space Online. NASA Quest is the ultimate resource for educators and kids interested in meeting and learning about NASA people and space science.
Imagine the Universe
Includes lesson plans on wavelengths and frequencies, sizes of stars, gamma-ray bursts, the binary number system, the probability of life elsewhere in the universe, analyzing images from digital satellite data, measuring periodic behavior, logarithmic plotting and classification of objects by their mathematical behavior, the origin of the elements and their identification in supernova remnants, and identifying elements using spectroscopy.
A list of the latest Supernovae with reference image.
Life Story of a Star
The night sky is populated with stars - the shining beacons of the Milky Way. Each one has embarked on a stellar journey that will bring forth dramatic changes in its life. Here is your chance to explore the past and future history of our Sun and other stars.
NASA: JPL Solar System Simulator
The Solar System Simulator originated as JPL´s SPACE software package, which consisted of a set of computer graphics programs designed to simulate spacecraft trajectories and produce various photographic and video products. The SPACE package was specifically designed for animating space missions and was uniquely suited to JPL mission design.
The Nine Planets
An overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information.
Discover the northern lights phenomena through text, pictures, audio and video. Welcome to the worlds largest site dedicated to the northern lights.
Student Tracked Atmospheric Research Satellite.
SETI@home: Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence at home
SETI@home is a scientific experiment that will harness the power of hundreds of thousands of Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.
Solar System Exploration
Features lesson plans on electro-magnetism, energy, exploration, gravity, pioneers, landforms, life, light, math ratios, matter, measurement, modeling, origin, planet surfaces, rocks & minerals, the scientific method, and triangulation. Classroom and informal learning activities focus on meteorites, comets, the sun, planet change and constancy, the search for life in the solar system, and missions to outer planets.
Space Telescope Science Institute
See hundreds of breathtaking images from Hubble´s celestial portfolio.
The Spacewatch Project
The primary goal of Spacewatch is to explore the various populations of small objects in the solar system, and study the statistics of asteroids and comets in order to investigate the dynamical evolution of the solar system.
A Learning Center for Young Astronomers. This site is intended for students in grades K through 8.
Stars and Constellations
Portraits of Stars and their Constellations.
Sunspots and the Solar Cycle
News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, and near-Earth asteroids.
The aim of Thursday´s Classroom is to provide a connection between NASA research and the classroom. Our weekly lessons are based on breaking Science@NASA news reports. Thursday´s Classroom activities are as timely as the news itself.
The Web Nebulae
If you look up at the night sky with your naked eye all you see is a black void with a few points of white light. The pages that follow introduce a few of these spectacular objects.
Windows to the Universe
A fun and different web site about the earth and space sciences.