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Solar System Resources


Solar System

Links verified on 4/26/2021

  1. Amazing Space is a set of web-based activities primarily designed for classroom use, but made available for all to enjoy.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. Eclipse sites
    1. Calgary Centre Solar Eclipse Photo Gallery 
    2. Eclipse Home Page at the NASA/GSFC Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum. This web site is continually expanding and strives to be the ultimate resource for online information about eclipses. 
    3. Eclipse Chaser home page - another site devoted to chasing the elusive eclipse
    4. Hermit.org - eclipse page.
    5. Annular eclipse recorded with a foreground of palm trees during a 1992 annular eclipse (from APOD)
    6. Excellent animation of a lunar eclipse from APOD
    7. Photo Gallery - solar eclipse 1999
    8. Solar Eclipse: Stories from the path of totality - an Exploratorium site
    9. A PowerPoint show related to this standardSolar Eclipses through Space and Time - this 41 slide show is filled with information, images and movies
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  5. NASA - home page
  6. Our Place in Space - from the American Museum of Natural History
  7. Photo Gallery of the National Space Science Data Center
  8. Planets
    1. Curiosity Rover - access to news and multimedia files
    2. Dwarf Planets - background on dwarf planets plus a list of links 
    3. Mars Exploration Rover Mission - Latest News From Spirit and Opportunity
    4. Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera Image Gallery - Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) Image Gallery! This site contains the pictures of Mars acquired by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) orbiter through 31 January 2001. MOC is operated daily at Malin Space Science Systems. The company is responsible for archiving the camera data once they are received on Earth.
    5. Mars Today - current conditions on Mars and its relationship to Earth 
    6. MSSS Viking Image Archive - This page provides access to a large fraction of the set of images taken by the Viking orbiters from 1976 to 1980.
    7. The Nine Eight Planets: A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System
    8. Pluto demoted to dwarf planet - CNN report from 1:12 p.m. EDT, August 27, 2006
    9. Solar System Facts - a more elementary treatment of the Solar System for younger students 
    10. Solar System Live - Where are the planets right now. Go to this site to find. You can also reset the date for times in the past or future to see where the plants were, or will be. A view of the Inner planets is also available. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    11. Solar System Scale Model Page - Making scale models of the solar system is a useful way to learn about it. This page lists various related pages.
    12. Solar System: True to Scale - scroll forever to find the planets, and don't try to print this site (1487 pages almost all black!)
    13. Views of the Solar System - This site presents a vivid multimedia adventure unfolding the splendor of the Sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and more. Discover the latest scientific information, or study the history of space exploration, rocketry, early astronauts, space missions, spacecraft through a vast archive of photographs, scientific facts, text, graphics and videos. Views of the Solar System offers enhanced exploration and educational enjoyment of the solar system and beyond.
    14. Welcome to the Planets - This is a collection of many of the best images from NASA's planetary exploration program.
    15. What would you weigh on other planets? Enter your weight, select calculate and see what you would weigh on each of the other planets.
    16. See an Excel workbook that does the same thing. What would I weigh on...? - an interactive workbook which uses hyperlinks and protected cells. Calculate your weight on another planet. A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded
    17. Roadside America article about the model
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    19. Retrograde Motion - Use this java applet to see retrograde motion involving Earth and Venus or Earth and Mars. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    20. Solar Images - from Mt. Wilson's 150-Foot Solar Tower
    21. Solar Image - from the Big Bear Solar Observatory
    22. Solar and Solar-Related links from the Mt Wilson Observatory
    23. Stanford SOLAR Center - Providing Solar On-Line Activity Resources for the joy of solar science exploration
    24. The Sunspot Cycle - from the Science Directorate at Marshall Space Flight Center
    25. Sun Today - get the latest image of the sun
    26. Sunspot Numbers - raw data of the daily number of sunspots from 1818 to the present.

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