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General Astronomy


Links verified 10/7/2018


  1. Amazing Space is a set of web-based activities primarily designed for classroom use, but made available for all to enjoy. Shockwave is required
  2. The Animated Virtual Planetarium - simulations designed to be used in the classroom, or in the lab by students, as demonstrations of various aspects of planetary motions [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Astronomy Magazine - Bookmark the online version of this popular astronomy publication and come back to it regularly.
  4. Astronomy Net - Astronomy articles, forums, listings, and other resources about Astronomy
  5. The Astronomy Picture of the Day - great photos and an explanation each day. Their search feature returns thumbnail images of matches and their archive extends back to June 16, 1995.
  6. Atlas of the Universe - nine main maps, each one approximately ten times the scale of the previous one
  7. Bad Astronomy - the main Bad Pages; Bad Movies, Bad TV, Bad News, and Popular misconceptions
  8. A Beginner’s Guide to Night Landscape and Astrophotography - how to photograph the stars, moon, and milky way [5 chapters, 6672 words]
  9. Big Bang Time Machine - go back in time to explore what the universe was like at various times This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Canadian Astronomy Data Center - [select English or French] links to a large number of image archives
  11. Classroom-Ready Astronomy Lesson Plans - scroll one-third of the way down the page to Sky Paths A lesson plan can be found at this site
  12. Constellation Quiz - see how well you know the night sky This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. Earth & Sky - a clear voice for science
  14. History of Astronomy - hosted by the University of Bonn
  15. Hubble Heritage - some of the best Hubble images, plus links to other Hubble images.
  16. Life Beyond Earth: Are We Alone - excerpts from the PBS show
  17. Mount Wilson Observatory - a virtual tour designed to give a visitor a feel for the observatory grounds and to present some of the history and heritage of Mount Wilson Observatory
  18. Mysteries of Deep Space - from PBS Online This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  19. NASA - home page
  20. NASA Wavelength - NASA Resources for Space Education
  21. National Science Foundation Division of Astronomical Sciences provides some useful links to astronomical on-line resources.
  22. NOVA - an archive of past NOVA shows on the subject of space
  23. Photo Gallery of the National Space Science Data Center
  24. Plans for Building a Dobsonian Telescope - a 52 page document from San Francisco Sidewalk Astronomers association [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive..] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  25. Sky & Telescope magazine - near the bottom of the page is a list of twelve interactive observing tools [free registration is required to use the tools]
  26. Sky Marvels - key to the sky and the universe
  27. Space Exploration History - There are things that are known and things that are unknown; in between is exploration. -Anonymous
  28. Space Telescope Science Institute - Astronomy resources, data archives and HST
  29. StarChild - A Learning Center for Young Astronomers from NASA
  30. Stargazing Guide - a handbook for night sky tour guides - four tours available; summer, autumn, winter and spring
  31. Star Journey - based on National Geographic's popular map, "The Heavens" [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive.] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  32. Telescope Reviews - reviews of over 100 telescopes, eyepiece reviews, a beginner's advice column, feature articles, and lots more
  33. Understanding the Universe - an exploration with the American Museum of Natural History at DiscoverySchool.com
  34. Windows to the Universe - the site is written in three reading levels approximating elementary, middle school and high school reading levels - levels may be chosen by using the upper button bar of each page of the main site
  35. Your Sky - the interactive planetarium of the Web - maps for any time and date, viewpoint, and observing location This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data

Internet4classrooms is a collaborative effort by Susan Brooks and Bill Byles.
 

  

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