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Astronomy: Stars and Galaxies

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Stars and Galaxies


Links verified 9/13/2016


  1. 47.2 Light-Years Radius - Nearby Star Map - java applet that lets you rotate the nearby stars around Sol This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Amazing Space - a set of web-based activities primarily designed for classroom use, but made available for all to enjoy. Shockwave is required.
  3. 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 site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. 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.
    1. Excellent examples from the APOD archive : Orion's Horsehead Nebula || Andromeda Island Universe || Cone Nebula Close-Up || Saturn At Night || The Newly Expanded International Space Station || The Cat's Eye Nebula || Watch the Sky Rotate || 2001: A Total Lunar Eclipse || A Mercury Transit Sequence || What our Moon looks like during a complete lunar cycle || The View from Everest || Three views of Saturn from HST || Earth at Night || Moonrise Over Seattle || November's Lunar Eclipse (excellent animation) || Satellites that Surround Earth - Zoom in from geosynchronus satellites to the International Space Station || Sunrise by Season - three pictures showing the sunrise at the equinox and each solstice || NASA TV - use this link to access NASA TV || Identify the constellations - roll your mouse over the picture to see constellations named
  5. Astronomy Resources - posted by the Space Telescope Science Institute
  6. Atlas of the Universe - what our universe looks like - nine main maps on this page, each is approximately ten times the scale of the previous
  7. 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
  8. Canadian Astronomy Data Center - links to a large number of image archives
  9. 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
  10. Common Names for Deep Sky Objects - This list only covers non-stellar deep sky objects (nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies)
  11. Constellation Quiz - see how well you know the night sky This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. The Cosmic Distance Scale - This feature will give an impression of how immense our Universe is by employing a method used many times in "Power of 10" films - that is, starting with an image of the Earth and then zooming out to the furthest visible reaches of our Universe.
  13. Digitized Sky Survey (DSS) Images of IC Objects
  14. Galaxies
    1. Galaxy Index - photo index which leads to pages with more complete information [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  15. How many stars are there in the Universe? - an interesting article on how to make an estimate of the number of stars
  16. Hubble Heritage Project - index to images from the Hubble Space Telescope
  17. Hubble Space Telescope's greatest hits - some of the best images from 1990-1995, plus links to other Hubble images.
  18. Interactive Sky Maps This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
    1. The Interactive NGC Catalog Online [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine]
    2. Interactive Star Chart - Weather Underground has a great star map - Click on a star, planet, sun or moon for more information.
    3. Your Sky - the interactive planetarium of the Web - You can produce maps in the forms described below for any time and date, viewpoint, and observing location.
  19. The Messier Catalog - links to images of the objects and information about the man and his catalog.
  20. Mysteries of Deep Space - from PBS Online This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  21. National Science Foundation Division of Astronomical Sciences - 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 - "If there were a million amateur astronomers with telescopes, and they were willing to let a few thousand people each look through their telescopes, there would be a chance for the people in the world who wanted to see to see." John Dobson
  25. 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. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  26. 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]
  27. Space Telescope Science Institute - astronomy resources, data archives and HST
  28. StarChild - A Learning Center for Young Astronomers from NASA
  29. Stargazing Guide - a handbook for night sky tour guides - four tours available; summer, autumn, winter and spring
  30. Star Journey - based on National Geographic's popular map, "The Heavens" This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  31. Stephen Hawking's Universe - from PBS [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  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] - produce maps for any time and date, viewpoint, and observing location from this site 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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