Space and Astronomy
- 75th Anniversary
Astronomical Debate (1995): This debate illustrates forcefully how tricky it is to
pick one's way through the treacherous ground that characterizes research at the frontiers
- Air & Space
Smithsonian Magazine: The adventure of flight and space travel - for an audience with
a special interest in the history and technology of aerospace.
11: NASA presents an exhibit of a small collection of movies.
A history of the discovery of the asteroids
Astronomy and Space Science Education Resources.
Picture of the Day: Each day this site features a different image or photograph of the
universe, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
E-prints Server 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995. Index.
- Center for Space
Microelectronics Technology (CSMT): Develops high-risk, high-payoff concepts and
devices in solid-state devices, photonics, custom microcircuits and advanced computing to
enhance current and future space missions.
Shoemaker-Levy 9: From July 16 through July 22, 1994, fragments of Comet
P/Shoemaker-Levy 9 collided with Jupiter.
- Earth and Moon Viewer:
Interactive server which lets you view the Earth and Moon, as illuminated by the Sun at
the time of your request, from a variety of viewpoints.
Face of Venus: Learn about the surface of the planet Venus through hypertext documents
and interactive databases of craters and coronae.
Galileo Project: A hypertext source of information on the life and work of Galileo
Galilei (1564-1642) and the science of his time.
- Hands-On Universe (HOU):
An education program sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Department of
Energy that helps high school students perform genuine astronomical research in their
Astrophysics Learning Center: This site is primarily dedicated to a discussion of the
High-Energy region of the electromagnetic spectrum.
- History of Astronomy: These
pages are a catalog of people, places, and discoveries important to the field of astronomy
and its development through history.
of Paris-Meudon-Nancay Observatory: Pages in French. The oldest of the modern
Space Telescope's Photo Gallery of the Universe: A selection of Hubble's most
- KidSat/Project YES
- Youth Enhancing Space: Going to Space Without Leaving the Earth.
- Lake Afton Public
Observatory (SW of Wichita, KS): Public and school programs, resources for teachers,
"Ask an Astronomer."
From ... the Hubble Space Telescope: The great planet debate will help decide which
planet(s) to observe, and what research to suggest.
From the Stratosphere (LFS): Take a virtual trip aboard NASA's Kuiper Airborne
Observatory, which flies at 41,000 feet to study planets, stars and galaxies with its
Global Surveyor Mission
- MIT Center for Space
Research: Supports a broad range of space-related research by scientists in many
- Moonlink: Bringing
space down to earth.
Services via World Wide Web
- NASA K-12
NASA/Kennedy Space Center Home Page
- Online Interactive Projects: Experience outer space in your home/classroom!
Aerospace Education Services: A nationwide, free program for teachers, students, and
the general public, designed to increase awareness and understanding of scientific
research and technological development and their place in the world.
NASA Homepage: NASA Homepage.
- NASA K-12 Internet
Initiative: Online interactive projects, past, present and future. Information on NASA
grants and other grant opportunities.
Langley HPCC K-12 Home Page: The NASA High Performance Computing and Communications
K-12 education program, a pilot program that focuses on enhancing the science and
mathematics curriculum by transferring NASA's computational technology to the primary and
secondary education area.
- NASA Lewis
Research Center: Space Experiments Division of this NASA center.
- NASA Online
Resources: Network resources of interest to users of the NASA Science Internet,
especially those resources provided by different NASA Centers or other NASA-funded
- NASA Regional Teacher
Resource Center (RTRC): A center to serve as a resource for K-12 educators interested
in bringing to their classrooms cutting-edge materials relevant to the U.S. space program.
- NASA Shuttle Web Archives:
Shuttle Mission Overviews.
- NASA Spacelink:
An electronic information system designed to provide current educational information to
teachers and students throughout the United States.
- NASA's Astro-2:
A high-tech observatory flying for 16 days in the payload bay of the Space Shuttle
Endeavour during the STS-67 mission.
Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO) K-12 Educational Outreach Activities:
Observatories and telescope projects; current science events; general NOAO services;
newsletter; other links to the astronomical community.
- National Air & Space
- National Space Science
Data Center NSSDC provides access to a wide variety of astrophysics, space physics,
solar physics, lunar and planetary data from NASA space flight missions.
- NCSA Relativity
Group: Physics at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, using
supercomputers to study black holes, gravitational waves, and other phenomena predicted by
Einstein's Theory of General Relativity.
- NIE Curriculum Home
Page: Realtime data gathered from the Internet to participate in scientific analysis
and discovery on a variety of topics ranging from the aurora borealis to earthquakes.
- The Nine
Planets: A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System.
- Pluto Meets SAO
140853: In the framework of a long term research program, active since 1968, on the
Pluto orbit determination, a close encounter of the planet with a well known, 7-th
magnitude star has been observed at the Padova Observatory.
- Procyon Systems
Astronomy Page: Procyon Systems is dedicated to the advancement of Amateur Astronomy
through the development of new and useful software tools for the Macintosh.
- The Shodor Education
Foundation: The Galaxy Curriculum is a large collection of resources (software, lesson
plans, tutorials, models and more) that allow students and teachers to learn about
Missions (CBS Coverage) - The Space Space: CBS News Space Consultant Bill Harwood, a
veteran aerospace writer who has covered NASA's ups and downs for more than a decade,
serves up the inside scoop on upcoming shuttle flights and other happenings on the high
- SKY Online: A source
for astronomical news and information. Home of Sky & Telescope and CCD Astronomy
magazines and the Sky Publishing Catalog of astronomy-related books and products.
an astronomy comic strip featured every month in sky & telescope
Calendar (JPL): Covers space-related activities and anniversaries for the coming year.
- Space Educators'
Handbook: This material is part of the NASA JSC document called the Multimedia Space
Educators' Handbook, from the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
Clickable Map: Click on a component of the Space Shuttle or topic to learn more about
- Space Simulations
Project: Space science educators and members of the aerospace community involved in
the use of classroom and school space simulators (including permanent, semi-permanent, and
- Space Telescope Science
Institute: STScI is responsible for the scientific operations of the Hubble Space
Launches from Kennedy Space Center
Telescope Electronic Information Service
Space-Time Travel Machine: Pictures and MPEG Animations.
A learning center for young astronomers, sponsored by the High Energy Astrophysics Science
Archive Research Center (HEASARC).
Challenges in Modern Astronomy II (Penn State): A cross-disciplinary conference on
statistics and astronomy.
- Students for the
Exploration and Development of Space: Student Space Action's homepage and on-line
Petition; Messier Catalog.
- UMASS Astronomy
Program: Research, projects, data archives, courseware. Outside references useful to
astronomers, other WWW resources.
- Views of the Solar
System: A site created as an educational tour of the solar system, with images and
information about the Sun, planets, moons, asteroids, comets and meteoroids found within
the solar system.
Email: Edu-Links Administrator