An Internet Hotlist on Astronomy
created by Sandy Figoten
Sage Park Middle School
| Our Solar System
| The Galaxies and Universe
| Space Travel
| Telescopes, Observatories, Satellites
| More Astronomy
Use the internet links below to expand your knowledge of what is really out there beyond your night sky. Explore the universe in photos, movie clips, interactive sites and more. Be sure to complete your Astronomy Website Travel Log as you are investigating the many links.
The Internet Resources
Our Solar System
- Astro for Kids
- Explore our solar system using animated planets.
- Solar Max
- Learn all about our sun. Lots of photos, tours, activities.
- Searching for Sunbeams
- A hypermedia tour of the sun. Questions & answers, film loops, glossary.
- The Virtual Sun
- Take a sun tour while watching movie clips. Learn about the chemistry of light.
- Auroras: Paintings in the Sky
- 'Far north in the night sky, a faint glow appears on the horizon. Green and red flames of light stretch across the sky.' Find out more about these mysterious lights.
- The Nine Planets
- Overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and moons in our solar system; includes text,images, sounds and movies; references to additional related information.
- The Solar System in Pictures
- Explore photos and take quizzes on each of the planets in our solar system.
- Views of the Solar System
- Discover the latest scientific information, or study the history of space exploration, rocketry, early astronauts, space missions, spacecraft through a vast archive of photographs, scientific facts, text, graphics and videos.
- Welcome to the Planets
- This is a collection of many of the best images from NASA's planetary exploration program.
- Mars Academy
- The #1 online Mars Learning Center. Everything you ever wanted to know about Mars, including whether life could exist there.
- Planets Explorer
- Discover the ownders of the solar system. Planets Explorer shows a 3D interactive representation of our Solar System, including all Planets and most Satellites, evolving in real time.
The Galaxies and Universe
- The Universe
- Visit links on this site for news all about recent discoveries, images, constellations, the night sky, stars, nebulae, exotic objects, galaxies, and the structure of the universe.
- Star Matt
- Astrophotography site with great photos of planets, solar system, nebulae, galaxies, star clusters, etc.
- Imagine the Universe
- Multimedia presentations on neutron stars, black holes, radiation belts.
- Understanding the Universe
- Find out how vast the Universe is, how and when it all began, meet scientists who helped us understand space, and visit a few galaxies beyond our Milky Way.
- NASA Quest
- Search for & build a habitable planet; learn about microgravity on space station; catch up with current news.
- Human Space Flight
- Explore space shuttles and the International Space Station.
- Name Mars Rovers- Contest
- In the summer of 2003, NASA will launch two Mars Exploration Rovers that will land on the Red Planet in January 2004. NASA selected The LEGO Company and The Planetary Society to conduct a contest for students in K-12 grades throughout the United States to submit names for these rovers.
- Spacecraft Galileo
- Visit a site made by NASA just for kids; learn all about the spacecraft GALILEO, which is exploring the giant planet Jupiter and its moons right now.
- Basics of Space Flight
- How do you get to another planet? Can gravity assit you? What is Universal Time? Visit this Jet Propulsion Lab site that helps train astronauts of the future.
- Space Age Living
- How do you create the largest structure ever to fly in space? One piece at a time! It will take more than 40 flights, 100 components, and at least six more years to completeóbut you can watch the International Space Station come together right here with one click.
- The Virtual Astronaut
- Using superb animation and sound, you will apply to NASA to become an astronaut. If accepted, you will be trained and experience your own 'virtual' mission in space.
- Mars: Dead or Alive
- Learn about the 2 rovers sent by NASA to Mars to find out whether the planet can support life. Explore Mars through videos, interactive activities and up-to-date information.
- Mars Exploration Rover Mission
- Choose from the many links available, including numerous photographs of Mars, microscopic images of Mars rocks, computer animation of Spirit's Landing, 3-D Computer Model Image of Spirit Leaving Its Lander, and much more.
Telescopes, Observatories, Satellites
- Get photos from space; see a space launch.
- U.S. Naval Observatory
- Learn about the U.S. Global Positioning System, the USNO Master Clock, the development of an atomic clock, sun/moon rise/set times, time zone conversions, etc.
- The Satellite Site
- Learn about satellites and their orbits; visit a Satellite Construction stie and use an interactive program to build three different kinds of satellites.
- Eye on the Universe: The Hubble Space Telescope
- Explore the technology, astronomy and science behind one of humankind's most fascinating and powerful eyes on the universe. Learn all about Mission STS-82, including a complete day-by-day mission calendar.
- Sky Watch
- Learn how to navigate through the celestial bodies of the sky, explore ancient star stories, learn about a full year of sky events, and use lots of cyberspace links to visit planetariums.
- Cosmic Quest
- Design a space station, learn about the planets & famous astronomers, find out whatís in the sky tonight.
- Get Smarter- Environmental & Earth Science
- Animated sight with quizzes and lots of information. Enjoy funny science cartoons while you learn.
- Bad Astronomy
- Misconceptions and misuses of the science of astronomy are revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing 'Hoax'.
- Planet X
- Is there really a 10th planet called Planet X in our solar system? Learn about this and the latest in planetary discoveries.
- Project Serendip: Searching for Life in the Cosmos
- Learn about the SERENDIP project (Search for Extraterrestrial Radio Emissions from Nearby Developed Intelligent Populations) of the University of California, Berkeley. Build your own solar system online and find out your weight on other planets.
- Star Child: A Learning Center for Young Astronomers
- Visit 2 levels of activities and presentations:'solar system', 'universe', 'space stuff'. Includes sound & narration.
- Exploring Gravity
- Introductory, Intermediate, and Advanced Levels for exploring gravity and the universe.
- The Comet's Tale
- Award-winning site about comets; offers games, information and activities.
- The Space Place
- Make spacey things, do spacy things, explore space science in action, and then visit Dr. Marc and his Amazing Facts site. Losts of space games and puzzles.
- NASA Kids
- Visit Creation Station and make your very own alien; click on animated figures to learn more about rockets, living in space and beyond. A friendly alien will lead you to projects and games.
- Amazing Space
- Amazing Space is a special learning site for middle school students. Visit Planet Impact, Capture the Cosmos, & Reach for the Stars. Find out what light and color can tell you about stars, learn about the objects that make up the Solar System, or train to be a scientist by enrolling in the 'Hubble Deep Field Academy.'
Content by Sandy Figoten, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last revised Fri Feb 6 9:46:03 US/Pacific 2004