Science/Astronomy/Education is for educational web sites of interest to educators, parents, students, and professionals emphasizing the teaching or learning of various aspects of astronomy or astrophysics. The best sites will try to teach or instruct about astronomy or astrophysics, although clear, easy-to-follow explanations of topics are useful as well. There are also sites here that talk about educational programs of all levels, including - but not limited to, grade school, college programs, and graduate schools.
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Astronomy In Your Hands
Includes a collection of hands-on astronomy activities for classroom and home. A feature is the downloadable star wheel with a version available for every latitude on Earth.
Astronomy Page for Science Explained
Offers free lessons in astronomy. The course runs from Covers identification of stars, constellations and planets, and physics.
Australia Telescope Outreach and Education
Provides the media and the general public with information about the Australia Telescope National Facility and also provides educational resources on many aspects of astronomy.
BBC Science - Space
Bring outer space online with the BBC Online's guide to astronomy
Celestial Navigation Net
An annotated hub site of resources relating to navigating by the stars, including theory, practice, history, instruments, and classroom links.
Chris Matzner's List of Resources
Helpful links for graduate and undergraduate astronomy students. Includes software information, literature topics, statistical data analysis, and presentation tips.
The European Southern Observatory's program for student and kids. Includes events, science shows and multimedia material.
Evening Diploma in Astronomy
Part-time undergraduate Diploma in Astronomy by evening study at UCL, London.
From Stargazers to Starships
Tutorial and historical exposition of the motion of Earth in space, Newtonian mechanics and spaceflight, on a high school level.
Hands-On Universe (HOU)
HOU participants around the world request observations from an automated telescope, download images from a large image archive, and analyze them with the aid of user-friendly image processing software.
Heavenly Mathematics: Highlights of Cultural Astronomy
An interdisciplinary course on cultural astronomy. The course has a goal of imparting an understanding of basic astronomical phenomena and an appreciation of their cultural significance throughout the world.
Learn about infrared imaging by viewing a variety of objects in the infrared.
Learn about the universe by looking at animations, videos and photographs. Includes sections on backyard astronomy, earth and moon, the solar system, stars and galaxies.
Discusses which celestial objects appear in each part of the spectrum and shows why there is a need to send telescopes into space. Page includes photos, games, classroom activities, and related resources.
Mysteries of Deep Space
PBS companion site explores the secrets of the universe with an interactive timeline, classroom activities, a trivia challenge, and questions and answers with experts.
The National Schools Observatory
Offers access to professional telescopes worldwide for observations made by school children and teachers.
ARVAL's site is dedicated to propagating astronomical information. All of it is bilingual (Spanish - English), except for the 'Astronomía Caraqueña' section, which contains local astronomical information centered around Caracas, Venezuela.
Provides short, easy to read articles on what can be seen in the night sky. Registered users can receive these free by email.
A national program creating partnerships between teachers and students in grades 4-9 with amateur and professional astronomers.
SEGway: Science Education Gateway for Teachers
SEGway provides commercial space science and astronomy lessons for grades 4-12, many with lesson plans and printable worksheets. Fast-loading interface lets teachers browse by grade and topic.
Size of Solar System
Shows Solar System true to scale. Helps realize the vastness of distances between planets compared to planet sizes.
The Solar System, to scale, for a school yard
Sun and planets and moons, bodies and distances and everything to scale, for a school yard, mostly to show the emptiness of it all.
Spanish Language Astronomy Materials Education Center
Recommended materials sorted by type and by grade level (including college and instructor level).
Stanford SOLAR Center
A collection of educational activities and resources based on Solar Oscillations Investigation (SOI) and Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) data.
Star Gazer Home Page
Home of Jack Horkheimer. The first and only weekly TV series on naked eye astronomy.
Provides introductory information on the planets, stars, constellations and galaxies. Also includes space news and a photograph gallery.
Online degree granting program in astronomy offering courses for Master of Science and Graduate Diploma of Science. Based in Melbourne, Australia.
Teaching Astronomy Blog
A blog to comment on and discuss resources and research in astronomy education at the introductory college level.
Universe in the Classroom
A free quarterly educational newsletter published by the ASP for teachers, youth group leaders, librarians, and anybody else who wants to help children of all ages learn more about the wonders of the universe. It is available either in printed form or electronically here on our website.
Walk the Solar System
Windows to the Universe
An extensive astronomical learning system. Articles available at three levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced.
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