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Planets of the Solar System
http://www.planetsofthesolarsystem.net
PlanetsOfTheSolarSystem.net is a general online reference for the planets in the solar system that includes images, an interactive solar system model, up-to-date solar system news, facts, and data.
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Eyes On the Solar System
http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/eyes/
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WorldWide Telescope (from Microsoft) #wwt
http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/Home.aspx
WorldWide Telescope (from Microsoft)
WorldWide Telescope (WWT) enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world. Experience narrated guided tours from astronomers and educators featuring interesting places in the sky.
A web-based version of WorldWide Telescope is also now available. This version enables seamless, guided explorations of the universe from within a web browser on PC and Intel Mac OS X by using the power of Microsoft Silverlight 3.0.
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Barth Netterfield : (Video Presentation)
http://bit.ly/bG1hxa
Barth Netterfield is a professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Toronto and his research focuses on the construction and use of balloon borne telescopes.
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SLOOH
http://www.slooh.com/
Join a worldwide community of people peering into space together. Take command of the telescopes and share celestial favorites with the crowd, or sit back and enjoy the view as experts host live missions nightly.
SLOOH provides an unparalleled opportunity to explore space live by mountaintop telescopes situated throughout the world. Using SLOOH’s patented instant-imaging technology and user-friendly interface, customers of all ages and skill levels can take control of powerful telescopes from their Mac or PC computer and Internet browser. Real-time space exploration is just a click away!
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Microsoft Worldwide Telescope
http://www.microsoft.com/education/products/worldwidetelescope
Microsoft Worldwide Telescope
Turn your computer into a virtual telescope, and get a front-row seat to the greatest show ever produced. Use the WorldWide Telescope to see the best images from the world’s finest ground and space-based telescopes.
See thousands of images interwoven for an amazing, holistic view of the universe. Discover the cloud remnants of a supernova explosion from a thousand years ago, or move forward in time to see what future astronomers might observe.
You can also access hundreds of terabytes of sky, earth, and planet data.
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SKY-MAP
http://www.sky-map.org/
The main purpose of SKY-MAP is to consolidate astronomical, astrophysical and other information about different space objects and astrophysical facts.
We hope to achieve this purpose using the principle of visualization. When a person reads an article about a star, the star is only the abstraction for that reader. The person cannot emotionally feel the reality of the star without actually seeing it. We strive to create an extremely detailed sky map to help everybody to better understand the information gathering about any space object and various phenomena connected with those space objects
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Final Journey to the Hubble Space Telescope
http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/722
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GLOBE at Night
http://www.edutopia.org/astronomy-globe-night-sky
GLOBE at Night is run by the NOAO and the nonprofit organization Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE), an interactive science-based education program with members in 110 countries. The basic project is simple: On clear nights during the specified two-week period, students go outside between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. local time and ....
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The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast
http://365daysofastronomy.org/
The 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast is a project publishing one podcast per day, for all 365 days of 2009.
The podcast episodes are written, recorded and produced by people around the world.
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Virtual Universe
http://www.edutopia.org/virtual-astronomy-simulation-technology
Virtual Universe: Students Use Technology to Reach for the Stars
Remote telescopes, desktop planetariums, and 3-D space-simulation programs launch classrooms into space.
Gregorio has created comprehensive activities that guide students through Celestia's three-dimensional simulated universe, letting them observe the life cycle of stars, hurtle into the future to see Mars terraformed and the Sun swell, and travel four billion years back in time to witness the formation of the moon -- all at their own pace.
Celestia enables Gregorio to transform his class "from a room with a teacher, some videos, and a blackboard into a high tech space-simulation experience far more exciting than anything these kids have ever experienced in a school," he says. The program is one of several free and commercial virtual telescopes, planetariums, and space-simulation applications that place the wonders of the universe at the fingertips of today's tech-savvy kids.
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MPL3D Solar System
http://www.mpl3d.com/solar.htm
Explore thousands of real extrasolar objects in a 3D interactive simulation of the close universe.
Visit variable stars, multiple star systems, extrasolar worlds, nebulae, star clusters and galaxies.
Easy handling, full time control, object selector, star system gallery, scientific data mode, seamless navigation.
Music inspired in space.
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Web-Based Version Of Google Sky
http://www.google.com/sky/
Web-Based Version Of Google Sky
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Astronomy Video Podcasts from Chandra X-ray Observatory
http://chandra.harvard.edu/resources/podcasts/
Astronomy Video Podcasts ... view online or RSS subscribe
Just after midnight on July 23, 1999, the Space Shuttle Columbia launched in orbit with the heaviest payload ever carried by a shuttle. Its precious cargo was the Chandra X-ray Observatory, which has helped revolutionize our understanding of the Universe.
Plus lots of other topics ...
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Astronomy Videos
http://sciencehack.com/videos/category/3
Astronomy Videos ... ScienceHack : search engine for science videos
Every science video on ScienceHack is screened by a scientist to verify its accuracy and quality
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Online Astronomy Multimedia Interactive Demonstrations
http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/topic.html?topic=Astronomy&limit=20
Online Astronomy Multimedia Interactive Demonstrations ... recommended especially for more advanced concepts.
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Space, Planets, Solar System : Videos and PowerPoints
http://spacevideolibrary.blogspot.com/
Space, Planets, Solar System : Videos and PowerPoints
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Bareket Observatory
http://bareket-astro.com/en.html
Bareket Observatory.
We are an educational observatory - an educator source for schools and educational institutions.
Live telescope webcasts, Mars rover, Sky maps and much more....
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Google Mars
http://www.google.com/mars/
This map of Mars, published by Percival Lowell in 1895, was the result of many years spent carefully studying the Red Planet through his telescope. Now you can do the same through your web browser. In collaboration with NASA researchers at Arizona State University, we've created some of the most detailed scientific maps of Mars ever made.
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How to become an Astronomer
http://www.atnf.csiro.au/asa_www/become.html
How to become an Astronomer : A Guide for Students of All Ages
This webpage was produced by the Astronomical Society of Australia in response to many enquiries from those who share our interest in astronomy. The Society has no permanent headquarters, such as an observatory, but brings together professional scientists and students working in astronomy or a closely related subject, plus astronomy educators and some amateur astronomers who are involved in research projects.
Information and Courses in Astronomy | Professional Astronomy as a Career | The Daily Life of a Professional Astronomer | Where to Find Employment | Amateur Astronomy |
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NASA Kids
http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov/
NASA Kids
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Earth and Moon Viewer
http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/vplanet.html
Earth and Moon Viewer
You can view either a map of the Earth showing the day and night regions at this moment, or view the Earth from the Sun, the Moon, the night side of the Earth, above any location on the planet specified by latitude, longitude and altitude, from a satellite in Earth orbit, or above various cities around the globe.
In addition to the Earth, you can also view the Moon from the Earth, Sun, night side, above named formations on the lunar surface. or as a map showing day and night. You can also make expert and custom images of the Moon. A related document compares the appearance of the Moon at perigee and apogee, including an interactive Perigee and Apogee Calculator.
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Browser Astronomy Simulator.
http://www.bisque.com/iBISQUE/BrowserAstronomy.asp
Remotely controlling observatories via modem or the Internet is nothing new. With Software Bisque's existing Internet Astronomy Software, users can use this specialized software to connect to observatories around the world and do real astronomy.
Browser Astronomy leverages the client/server architecture of our Internet Astronomy software technology developed over the past decade and is the next logical step in Software Bisque's continuing goal to make astronomy accessible to everyone. Now, anyone with access to the Internet, using any Browser, on any operating system, can control observatories anywhere around the world.
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The Student Telescope Network (STN)
http://www.bisque.com/
The Student Telescope Network (STN) is a collaborative project with the New Mexico Skies, Software Bisque Corp, University of Denver Astronomy Program, and The Youth Activities Committee. Its purpose is to enable high school students interested in astronomical observing to access a telescope with a digital camera in a remote dark location via the Internet, and to pursue basic observational research. The STN uses the Software Bisque Browser Astronomy technology. They have a link to info on this at their web site:
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Portable Planetariums
http://www.planetarios.com
Portable Planetariums.
More than a Portable Planetarium it is a versatile, affordable and educational environment
English. Russian and Spanish
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Heavens-Above
http://www.heavens-above.com/
Heavens-Above ...
If you're interested in satellites or astronomy, you've come to the right place! Our aim is to provide you with all the information you need to observe satellites such as the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle, spectacular events such as the dazzlingly bright flares from Iridium satellites as well as a wealth of other spaceflight and astronomical information.
We not only provide the times of visibility, but also detailed star charts showing the satellite's track through the heavens. All our pages, including the graphics, are generated in real-time and customized for your location and time zone.
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Astronomy Timeline
http://www.psigate.ac.uk/newsite/astronomy_timeline.html
A selection of notable events in the scientific world from prehistoric times to the present, broken down into separate subject areas. Each timeline contains dozens of key events which have shaped the world as we know it, together with suggested PSIgate searches for further information.
Astronomy Timeline |
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Starry Night : Astronomy Software
http://www.starrynight.com/
Starry Night : Astronomy Software
SPACE.com is the developer of Starry Night, the realistic astronomy software for personal computers, based in Toronto, Canada.
Our products include the award winning Starry Night Pro, Starry Night Backyard, Starry Night Beginner and Deep Space Explorer.
Created especially for first time stargazers, Starry Night Beginner is a fun, easy and exciting way for your entire family to learn about the night sky.
With Starry Night Beginner, you'll soon be able to identify stars, planets and constellations with a single, simple 'point-and-click.'
You'll also learn about the movements of the planets, watch the phases of the Moon, see what the stars looked like on the day you were born and much, much more.
Based on the original, award-winning software, Starry Night Beginner is the perfect desktop starter kit for anyone seeking a user-friendly introduction to the wonders of the night sky.
astronomy | software | star | stars |
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STARLAB
http://www.planetarios.com/
The STARLAB system is a portable teaching environment that can be brought right into the classroom.
It consists of an inflatable dome, a projector, projection cylinders, and optional accessories.
Easy to store and transport, the system packs down into traveling cases and a duffel bag.
In fact, the STARLAB system is so compact that it can be handled by one person and transported in the back of most small cars. Once unpacked, STARLAB can be set up in under ten minutes.
In combination with the excellent curriculum materials available from Learning Technology, its uses are as limitless as the universe itself.
starlab | astronomy | planetarium | stars |
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Astronomy : 4 2 Explore
http://eduscapes.com/42explore/astronomy.htm
This web project provides "four to explore" for each topic.
On each page you'll find definitions, activities, 4 good starting points, and many more links and resources for the thematic topic.
In some cases, we've listed more than four websites on a particular topic. For example, we might provide a few for younger readers and others for more advanced learners.
Each school, classroom, and teacher is unique. As such we didn't try to provide specific activities for particular grade levels. Instead we suggest that teachers explore each link, then design specific, developmentally appropriate activities such as discussion questions, small group activities, or webquests to fit the needs of their curriculum.
The links on this site are safe for children.
Astronomy |
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Powers of Ten
http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/java/scienceopticsu/powersof10/index.html
View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.
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Introduction to the Solar System
http://imina.soest.hawaii.edu/spacegrant/class_acts/
Hands on activities, These on-line activity pages are formatted for printing and direct classroom use.
Intro to Solar System | Planetary Properties | Volcanology | Impact Craters Dynamic Earth | Gradation | Gravity & Rockets | The Moon | Remote Sensing | Mars
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NASA explores
http://www.nasaexplores.com
NASAexplores is an education initiative from NASA. NASAexplores is managed and operated by the Marshall Space Flight Center Education Programs Department on behalf of NASA's Aerospace Technology Enterprise and the Human Exploration and Development of Space (HEDS) Enterprise.
Each week two new articles will be written about a current NASA Aerospace Technology or HEDS project. NASAexplores educators will then adapt the articles for three grade levels: K-4, 5-8, and 9-12. Afterwards, they will write lesson plans/activities to support the concepts related in the article. These materials will incorporate and support national educational standards in math, science, geography, and technology. Additionally, topics will align with standard subject areas, such as chemistry, biology, algebra, etc.
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Bad Astronomy
http://www.badastronomy.com/
Welcome to the homepage for Bad Astronomy! As an astronomer, teacher, lecturer and all-around science junkie, I am exposed to all sorts of people and their ideas about what goes on in the sky around them. I have been delighted to find that most people are very curious about the night (and day!) sky, but unfortunately a lot of misinformation is spread about astronomy.
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StarChild
http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html
Welcome to StarChild: A Learning Center for Young Astronomers
Solar System | Universe | Planets |
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The Nine Planets
http://www.seds.org/nineplanets/nineplanets/
The Nine Planets is an overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information.
Interplanetary spacecraft have revolutionized planetary science. Very little of this document would have been possible without the space program.
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Beginner's guide to the Heavens
http://www.dibonsmith.com/learning.htm
This feature concentrates on introducing the constellations to those who have just discovered astronomy as a hobby.
You can find here any constellation which interests you, although the principal idea is to study those which are currently visible.
You don't need an expensive telescope to enjoy the heavens. In fact we will use two means of stargazing -- the naked eye and binoculars.
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The Constellations
http://www.dibonsmith.com/stars.htm
Here you will find all kinds of information relating to all 88 constellations.
First the Greek myths of each constellation (or rather, of those constellations which have a myth) are discussed, followed by lots of data on many of the stars themselves, such as their visual magnitude, distance, and so on.
Finally, suggestions on things to observe, such as a particularly fine binary system, a long range variable, or a deep sky object.
A graphic "map" of the constellation helps the observer locate the various stars in the night sky.
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Amazing Space
http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/
Amazing Space is a set of web-based activities primarily designed for classroom use, but made available for all to enjoy.
-Whip up a batch of Comets--without trashing the kitchen!
-Fall into one of the eeriest celestial phenomena in The Truth about Black Holes
-Find out what light and colour can tell you about stars in Star Light, Star Bright
-Train to be a scientist by enrolling in the Hubble Deep Field Academy.
-Brief history of telescopes from Galileo to the Hubble Space Telescope.
-Play with the building blocks of the universe, galaxies, in Galaxies Galore
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Sky & Telescope Magazine
http://www.skypub.com/index.shtml
Sky & Telescope magazine, which celebrates its 58th birthday in 1999, came about because of some happy accidents. Its earliest known ancestor was a four-page bulletin called the Amateur Astronomer, which was begun in 1929 by the Amateur Astronomers Association in New York City.
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Solar & Heliospheric Observatory
http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/
"SOHO: The Solar & Heliospheric Observatory" provides an uninterrupted view of the sun. It is designed to study some of the most perplexing riddles about the sun, such as its extensive outer atmosphere, the origin of the solar wind, & the stream of highly ionized gas that blows continuously outward throughout our solar system. The site offers lesson plans, never-before-seen pictures of the sun, a question & answer service with Dr. SOHO, & collection of space science information. (NASA)
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