Astronomy Links for Teachers and Students
Contain excellent information and resources:

Mysteries of Deep Space
Presents the boldest new achievements of modern astronomy, joining astronomers as they probe the limits of the observable universe and peer into the violent worlds of black holes and supernovas.
Galileo's Battle for Heavens
The program is based on Dava Sobel's bestselling book, Galileo's Daughter
Stephen Hawking's Universe
Explorations in cosmology, strange stuff and mysteries of space.
Runaway Universe
Two rival teams of astronomers as they search for exploding stars, map out gigantic cosmic patterns of galaxies, and grapple with the ultimate question: What is the fate of the universe?
The Elegant Universe
Eleven dimensions, parallel universes, and a world made out of strings with Brian Greene.
Einstein Revealed/Genius
Meet the young patent clerk whose ideas about light, space, and time have transformed our view of the universe.
Hunt for Alien Worlds
Astronomers discover planets beyond our solar system.
Journey back to the beginning of everything: the universe, Earth, and life itself.
Death Star
Probes the deep mysteries of gamma-ray bursts, the most powerful celestial explosions since the big bang.


Understanding the Universe
A Discovery Channel specialwith the American Museum of  National History. Stargazers biographies, galaxy tour, cosmic calendar and interactive activities.

Astronomy 161: The Solar System
Astronomy 162: Stars, Galaxies and Cosmology
Lecture Notes. Dept. Physics & Astronomy
University of Tennessee

Astronomy Lectures
Lectures on The Universe and the Origin of Life

ASTR 103 - Lecture Notes
University of Mississippi Astronomy lectures

Astronomy Notes
By Nick Strobel for  introductory astronomy.

Astronomy Lectures:
Lectures and quiz lectures
Part I. The Formation and Evolution of the Solar System
Part II. Birth and Death of Stars
Part III Astronomy Galaxies and Expanding Universe

Astronomy Study Guides by O'Connell
Study guides with pictures and links

Educational Guide to Space & Astronomy
This guide is intended as an information source for those interested in discovering more about Space Science and Astronomy.

Inflation for Beginners
Brief lecture on cosmology


Astronomy Today
Companion website for Chaisson and McMillan's textbook, 4ed.
Contains practice problems and resources for every chapter.

Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe
Companion website for Chaisson and McMillan's textbook, 3ed.

The Cosmic Perspective
Companion website for Bennet, Donahue

Astronomy Hypertextbook
From The Electronic Universe Project

From Stargazers to Starships
Astronomy of the Earth's Motion in Space by David Stern.
An astronomy/physics online textbook with topics in Newtonian mechanics
and spaceflight.

Astronomy: From the Earth to the Universe
Pasachoff on Line

Foundations of Cosmological Thought By J. C. Evans
Excellent astronomy textbook designed for web use to support an introductory-level, college astronomy course.

Astronomy_Journey to the Cosmic Frontier, 2e
by John D. Fix
Collection of links related to every chapter of the textbook.

Life, the Universe and the Electron
A website that celebrates the discovery of the electron.

Tech Museum The Satellite Site
Satellites: how they work, their orbits, anatomy of a satellite.

Exploring the Planets
Gallery from the National Air and Space Museum

Astronomy Picture of the Day
Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

Sky and Telescope
Excellent magazine with astronomy news, sky chart, calendars and store.

Astronomy Magazine
Astronomy magazine, star charts and space news.

MSNBC - Space Gallery
Space news and interactive information on planets, Hubble telescope, meteors and cosmology.

CNN Science and Space
Space news and interactive information.

Spacewatch 101
Tips, terms and basic skywatching information on what's visible.

The Universe Today
Space News from around the Internet, updated every weekday.

The Nine Planets
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.

Windows to the Universe
Find out about solar system formation, and facts about the bodies in the solar system. See news highlights, and archives of images of the Sun, planets, comets, and asteroids.

Virtual Solar System
From National Geographic Discover the wonders of our solar system in a spectacular 3-D environment. Take a flyby tour of the sun and each planet in its orbit, observe planets and extraterrestrial weather patterns up close, and more.

Our Solar System
The Planets and Their Motion

Solar System Exploration
NASA  News, Exploration of the planets, missions and resources

Solar System Simulator
NASA Solar system simulator.

The Virtual Sun
In this virtual `trip through the Sun it shows spectacular images and animations of solar flares, sun spots, magnetic fields and solar eclipses, and explains a lot about the science of the sun and the influence it has on the solar system.

Sun-Earth Connections
NASA great web site for finding new classroom resources about the Sun and Earth system.

This resource will allow you to explore the nature of sunspots and the fascinating history of our efforts to understand them. Included here are interviews with solar physicists and archeoastronomers, historic images, modern NASA images and movies, and a sunspot research activity.

Solar Eclipse
Stories From the Path of Totality . Solar Eclipses information

The Active Sun
A guide to the year of the active sun

Storms from the Sun
NASA Storms from the sun videos.

Mars Exploration 
Missions and exploration with classroom resources.

Views of the Solar System
Excellent resource on the solar system.

NASA Solar System 
Missions to the planets.

Galileo Project Home
NASA Galileo project to Jupiter.

Solar Learning Activities
The YPOP Solar Classroom is filled with hands-on, solar related activities.  Many of these activities teach you about the Sun itself. Others teach a physical concept, like rotation, using the Sun as an example.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA Planetary Robotics
From the California Institute of Technology

NASA Human SpaceFlight
Official Site of space exploration by NASA

Origins_ Timeline of the Universe
NASA: This tutorial follows the 15-billion-year-long history of the Universe.

CERES The Expanding Universe
This activity is designed to help students gain a deeper understanding of cosmology.  Students develop authentic models and gather evidence supporting the Big Bang theory.

Beyond Einstein: From the Big Bang to Black Holes
NASA Cosmic Journeys is a new series of space-science missions that will explore the essence of time, gravity, matter, and energy.

Frequently Asked Questions on Cosmology
Excellent resource with tutorials on cosmology by Ned Wright.

NASA Imagine The Universe!
This site is intended  for anyone interested in learning about our universe.

NASA Imagine the Universe Black Holes
NASA Information and resources on black holes.

Classifying Galaxies
An Interactive Lesson on the Hubble System of Classifying Galaxies
by George & Jane Hastings

PLANET QUEST: The Search for Another Earth
The search for another Earth

Background Life Cycles of Stars
How Supernovae Are Formed

NASA Stars and Galaxies
Stars and Galaxies resources

Class Action: Intercative Astronomy
Interactive materials for teaching Astronomy. Includes: Lunar Cycles, Coordinates and Motions, Stellar Parameters teaching guide and great simulations.

Cool Cosmos
Excellent resources from CalTech on Multiwavelength astronomy.

Planet Quest Educator Resources
NASA websites with educator resources.

NASA - MSU_Bozeman CERES Project
Montana State University extensive library of on-line and interactive K-12 science
education materials for teaching astronomy.

NASA Space Science Education Resource Directory
NASA space science products for use in classrooms.

Science  at NASA
NASA page with links to  news, images, missions, educator resources and space activities

Amazing Space Web-Based Activities
Interactive explorations on astronomy and cosmology.

Amazing-Space for Educators
Astronomy resources for teacher.

A series of inquiry-based activities centered on the search for life on other planets, students
will explore diverse concepts in chemistry, biology, physics, Earth and space science, and engineering.

Keith Gibbs: Schoolphysics
Student and teacher resources for astronomy and cosmology. Includes background
information and problems.
Articles and image galleries

Space Daily
Daily news on everything related to space exploration and scientific findings

Astronomy Links
Extensive collection of  links related to education

ASP Education
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Programs, activities and resources for families and educators

Star Child
A Learning Center for Young Astronomers: solar system, universe and space stuff activities.

The Aurora Page
Information, links and images about the "Northern Lights".

Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy
Misconceptions and movie reviews

NASA Cosmic Distance Scales
A virtual trip from Earth to the next stopping point on a voyage into the depths of outer space.

Quarks to Quasars, Powers of Ten
This is a visual journey consisting of 42 images -- 42 powers of ten. At one end of the journey is the immensity of the known universe, some 13 000 000 000 years old with a radius of at least 1010 light years. At the other end of the journey is a depiction of the three quarks within a proton.

Deep Impact Collaborative Decision Making
NASA Educator resources Once NASA funds a mission, there are still many challenges to solve. Check out this module from McREL that covers the challenges of the A/B Phase (beginning phase) of the Deep Impact Mission.

NASA Webproject activities
Solar activities

The Comet's Tale
History and exploration of comets.

Web resources

Stars and Constellations
Stars and constellations catalog, Messier objects, interactive sky chart

Constellation List

NASA's Observatorium
NASA's Observatorium is a public access site for Earth and space data. They have pictures of the Earth, planets, stars, and other cool stuff, as well as the stories behind those images.

Chandra X-Ray Observatory - Public Information & Education
Interactive activities, printable materials and links

Hubble Telescope
Official site of the Hubble telescope includes gallery of images.

Infrared Astronomy (IPAC Educational Outreach)
Infrared and multiwavelength tutorials. Includes educational activities.

NASA SkyView Virtual Observatory
SkyView is a Virtual Observatory on the Net generating images of any part of the sky.

Filtered Astrophysical Images
A lesson about astronomical imaging.

NASA Lisa Mission
Laser Interferometer Space Antenna Home Page

The CSE Light Tour
Wavelengths of light, types of light, how astronomers use different wavelengths, and what
they see!

Mission to Saturn and Titan
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