What follows is a list of resources that excel in astronomy
education. Each resource is distinctly different - they have been chosen to
highlight a wide range of interests. We believe the list is topologically
complete in that there are no publicly advertised
astronomy resources on the WWW that cannot be
found by following the internal links of these resources. The list is in
alphabetical order, and is subject to change as the WWW, and our knowledge
of it, matures.
- APOD in the Classroom
- How Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) is being used as a learning
tool by teachers and students.
- Ask the Space Scientist
- Answers to thousands of astronomy questions by Dr. Sten Odenwald.
- Astronomy HyperText
- Several astronomy lectures on an intermediate level. You can also
ask a question, through e-mail, of an astronomy expert.
- Astronomy with a Stick
- Elementary school astronomy activities that can be done with
only a stick. Brought to you by the
National Science Teachers Association.
Astronomical Internet Resources
- An exhaustive list of astronomy resources on the internet.
- ASCL: The Astrophysics Source Code Library
- An archive of computer programs useful to researchers in astronomy or
- Black holes
and Neutron Stars
- Take a virtual trip to a black hole or neutron star. Have your MPEG movie
player ready. Intended for the advanced student, but fun for everyone.
- Cassini Solstic Mission
Detailed pictures and explanations of Cassini spacecraft is seeking to make
exciting new discoveries in a second extended mission to explore the Saturn
- Celestial Bodies and Astronomy
- A fun collection of celestial bodies that has captured humans’
attention and admiration since the dawn of time, the starry skies above
the earth are a treasure trove for curious wonderers.
- Chandra X-ray Observatory
- Detailed pictures and explanations of NASA's flagship mission for x-ray astronomy.
- European Southern Observatory (ESO) Press Releases
- Detailed pictures and explanations of European Southern Observatory news.
- The Exploratorium
- A fun way to explore science for a beginner.
George Mason University's Introductory Astronomy Lecture Notes
- Lecture outlines and transparencies for an introductory college level
astronomy class. Knowledge of pre-calculus level mathematics is assumed.
- Global Hand-on Universe (GHOU)
- Hands-On Universe (HOU) is an educational program that enables students to investigate
the Universe while applying tools and concepts from science, math, and technology.
Global Hands-On Universe (GHOU) joins efforts from all around the world to train teachers
on the use of modern tools and resources for science education and engage students
in international scientific projects..
Great Debates in Astronomy
- Do leading astronomers always agree? Not always. Here are
detailed accounts of several debates in astronomy starting with
the famous Scale of the Universe discussion in 1920 between Curtis
- Herschel Space Observatory Public
- Detailed pictures and explanations of Herschel Space Observatory collect long-wavelength radiation from some of the coldest and most distant objects in the Universe. results.
- Hubble Space Telescope Public
- Detailed pictures and explanations of Hubble Space Telescope results.
- Imagine the Universe!
- This premier internet education site now covers a broad range of
astronomy topics. "Imagine the Universe!" is a
service of the Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics
at NASA/ Goddard Space Flight Center.
- Lunar and Planetary Science
- Detailed pictures and explanations of NASA's primary deep archive site for planetary
and lunar data obtained from spacecraft missions.
- NASA Spacelink - An
Electronic Information System for Educators
- An entry into NASA's educational projects. Intended for teachers
looking for on-line teaching aids.
- NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive
- NASA/IPAC InfraRed Science Archive (IRSA) provides the detailed pictures and explanations for NASA's Infrared and Submillimeter Data.
- National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
- The NRAO provides state-of-the-art radio telescope facilities for use by the international scientific community
enabling forefront research into the Universe at radio wavelengths.
- NASAJPL's Space Images app offers a unique view of the sky via hundreds of images taken by spacecraft studying planets,
stars, galaxies, weather on Earth and more.
- Solar & Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO)
- Detailed pictures and explanations of the internal structure of the Sun,
its extensive outer atmosphere and the origin of the solar wind,
the stream of highly ionized gas that blows continuously outward through the Solar System
- Solar System Exploration (SSE)
Detailed pictures and explanations of our solar system .
- Spitzer Space Telescope
Detailed pictures and explanations of the Spitzer Space Telescope to detect
infrared radiation, which is primarily heat radiation.
StarChild: A Learning Center for Young Astronomers
- Intended primarily for ages 4-14, this site presents material
on the Solar System, the Universe, and other Space Stuff.
Produced by a collaboration of professional scientists
and educators it is one of the very few astronomy WWW sites for elementary
Stellar Education Site
- An elementary school teachers' resource for general astronomy education.
- Interactive Tour of the solar system
- A library of information for the student on all aspects of space
and space travel. Be sure to take the "Nine Planets" tour.
- The Constellations and their Stars
- Detailed pictures and explanations of stars
and the constellations.
- The Kepler Mission
- Kepler：A Search for Habitable Planets.
Views Of The Solar System
- Great pictures and detailed information on the space program and the