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.
for Kids. The solar system, planets, sun, stars, asteroids, and
galaxies are all available in this site.
Aurora Page. What is the aurora? What causes it to happen?
Information, links, and images about the Northern Lights.
of Space Flight Learners Workbook. This module is the first
in a sequence of training modules that pertain to space flight operations
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!
and Moon Viewer. Presents an earth mapyou 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.
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.
Space Telescopes Greatest Hits 19901995. 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 Hubbles most spectacular images.
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.
From Mars. Opportunity to visit Mars through the photography of
the space mission; includes a virtual tour.
Messier Catalog. Images of the brightest and most beautiful diffuse
objects in the sky, including nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters.
Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Find out how to get
photos from space, see a launch, get a lesson plan.
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.
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.
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).
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 whats so cool about outerspace. Requires
Explore the universe at this colorful site maintained by NASA.
Journey. Travel among the stars, using the Hubble space telescope
images and the work of National Geographic.
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,
to the Universe. A site about earth and space science. Includes
a lovely section on mythology.