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.
How Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) is being used as a learning
tool by teachers and students.
Astronomy 101 Online for Free (http://bb.nightskylive.net/asterisk/viewforum.php?f="24)
See all the video lectures and Powerpoint slides for a real Introductory
Astronomy Course taught at Michigan Technological University. The class was taught using Wikipedia and APOD instead of a textbook, so that everything is really free and online. Useful for astronomy teachers as well as students!
Astronomy with a Stick (http://www.nsta.org/awsday)
Elementary school astronomy activities that can be done with
only a stick. Brought to you by the
National Science Teachers Association (http://www.nsta.org/).
This archive contains Astronomy Pictures of the Day (TM)
sorted by subject and is updated monthly.
The Astrophysics Source Code Library (http://bb.nightskylive.net/asterisk/viewforum.php?f="35)
An archive of computer programs useful to researchers in astronomy or
Bad Astronomy Blog (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/)
Astronomer Phil Plait's popular blog focusing on popular misconceptions and hoaxes involving astronomy.
and Neutron Stars (http://apod.gsfc.nasa.gov/htmltest/rjn_bht.html)
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.
Dr. Jeff's Blog on the Universe (http://blogontheuniverse.org/)
For anyone who gets joy from learning and aspires to know,
this blog is committed to conceptual understanding at an emotional level.
It is also dedicated to helping teachers and parents make science an adventure.
The Exploratorium (http://www.exploratorium.edu/)
A fun way to explore science for a beginner.
Great Debates in Astronomy (http://apod.gsfc.nasa.gov/debate/debate.html)
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
Detailed pictures and explanations of Hubble Space Telescope results.
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.
NASA Night Sky Network (http://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/)
Dream of seeing the moon, stars & planets through a telescope?
The NASA Night Sky Network connects you to astronomy clubs
in the USA & their public events.
The Space Place (http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/)
NASA's award-winning Web site for elementary age kids. Games,
animations, projects, a cartoon talk show, and amazing facts related
to space and Earth science, technology, and NASA's missions of
discovery. The Space Place is
also available in Spanish at http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/espanol.
Become an officer on a discussion board of astronomy enthusiasts that has a listing of the latest astronomy news stories, discussion of the present APOD, and the best and latest images submitted to APOD.
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