ASTRONOMY & SPACE

Aboriginal Star Knowledge: Native American Astronomy.
Stone Medicine Wheels began 2,200 years ago on the northern plains of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Examine how the Medicine Wheel works and study Native American legends and folklore behind the stars.
http://www.kstrom.net/isk/stars/
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Astronomy for Kids. The solar system, planets, sun, stars, asteroids, and galaxies are all available in this site.
http://www.frontiernet.net/~kidpower/astronomy.html

The Aurora Page. What is the “aurora?” What causes it to happen? Information, links, and images about the Northern Lights.
http://www.geo.mtu.edu/weather/aurora/

Basics of Space Flight Learners’ Workbook. This module is the first in a sequence of training modules that pertain to space flight operations activities.
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/basics/

The Constellations and Their Stars. Need information on stars, constellations, the Milky Way? The first thing you need to know is that constellations are not real!
http://www.astro.wisc.edu/~dolan/constellations/

Earth and Moon Viewer. “Presents an earth map—you can see where it is day, or night, right now. 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.”
http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/vplanet.html

History of the Light Microscope. The microscope has become one of the most recognizable symbols of science. This site covers the early history of the microscope, starting with use of a simple lens in ancient times, to the first compound microscope circa 1590, up to the microscopes of the 19th century.
http://www.utmem.edu/personal/thjones/hist/hist_mic.htm

Hubble Space Telescope’s Greatest Hits 1990–1995. The Hubble space telescope evokes a new sense of awe and wonder about the infinite richness of our universe in dramatic, unprecedented pictures of celestial objects. Like a traveler sharing their best snapshots, this site presents a selection of Hubble’s most spectacular images.
http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/BestOfHST95.html

The Jason Project. A scientist and explorer opens the door to discovery to children. After receiving thousands of letters from children who were excited by his discovery, Dr. Ballard and a team of associates dedicated themselves to developing ways that would enable teachers and students all over the world to take part in global explorations using advanced interactive telecommunications.
http://www.jason.org

Live From Mars. Opportunity to visit Mars through the photography of the space mission; includes a virtual tour.
http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/mars/

The Messier Catalog. Images of the brightest and most beautiful diffuse objects in the sky, including nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters.
http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/messier/Messier.html

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Find out how to get photos from space, see a launch, get a lesson plan.
http://www.nasa.gov/

National Air and Space Museum. Here, in virtual space, are the objects that made the dream of flight a reality. Each is a reminder of a noteworthy achievement and evokes the spirit of its own particular time.
http://www.nasm.si.edu/

The Nine Planets. An overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and their moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information. A multimedia tour of the solar system by Bill Arnett.
http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/nineplanets/nineplanets/nineplanets.html

SETI Institute. This site serves as a home for scientific research in the general field of life in the universe, with an emphasis on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).
http://www.seti-inst.edu/

Space Day. Help celebrate the wonderful world of space exploration. Listen to audio files of the four-hour, interactive Webcast that took place at this site on Thursday, May 6, 1999. Hear what former Senator John Glenn and other astronauts, astronomers, scientists, educators, and filmmakers had to say about what’s so cool about outerspace. Requires plug-ins.
http://www.spaceday.com

StarChild. Explore the universe at this colorful site maintained by NASA.
http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/

Star Journey. Travel among the stars, using the Hubble space telescope images and the work of National Geographic.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/stars/

Views of the Solar System. Presents a vivid multimedia adventure unfolding the splendor of the sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and more. Discover the latest scientific information, or study the history of space exploration, rocketry, early astronauts, space missions, and spacecraft through a vast archive of photographs, scientific facts, text, graphics, and videos.
http://www.solarviews.com/homepage.htm

Windows to the Universe. A site about earth and space science. Includes a lovely section on mythology.
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/