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This image, from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, illustrates the approximate relative sizes of the Sun and planets... see more

The Space Telescope Science Institute's Amazing Space site is the product of teachers teamed up with scientists,... see more

This collection of teaching tools, authored by the Space Telescope Science Institute (U.S.) includes lithographs, fast... see more

Provides online explorations of galaxies, black holes, comets and other objects.    

The American Astronomical Society (AAS), established 1899, is a major professional organization in North America for... see more

The Worldwide Telescope (WWT) is a visualization environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual... see more

Resources for Skeptical Inquiry into Astrology In light of the recent media interest into problems with astrology and the... see more

On August 21, 2017, there will be a total eclipse of the Sun visible from the U.S. (and only the US!)  The path of what... see more

This tutorial provides an introduction to the science of geodesy, the discipline that deals with the measurement and... see more

This site reviews all that has been discovered about the solar system up to 2004. As you click on the underlined words... see more

CA Earth Science Standards 1a-g and 2 a-g - This site reviews all that has been discovered about the solar system up to... see more

This is an activity about graph interpretation. Learners will compare, interpret, and discuss four graphs of the speed,... see more

In this activity (page 10 of PDF), learners approximate the area of the uppermost cross section of an impact crater using... see more

These collection of images taken form the Anglo-Australian Observatory are organized according to object type, the... see more

Students will learn about the Transit of Venus through reading a NASA press release and viewing a NASA eClips video that... see more

This web site contains four animated tutorials that demonstrate different astronomy concepts. These include: Lunar Phases... see more

This educational website provides animations of black holes, galaxies, and quasars. It uses either mpeg or quick time.... see more

These animations show how various types of waves are propagated during an earthquake. Users can see how P-waves travel at... see more

NASA argues that new observations may upset theories about how solar explosions create and destroy antimatter. Users can... see more

This page discusses the rubble pile model of asteroids. In it the author maintains that this model provides a better... see more

Students measure sunspot speeds and shapes across the solar disk to determine whether the spots are on the Sun or are... see more

This video segment, adapted from a NOVA broadcast, explores the possibility that extraterrestrial life might exist, and... see more

This site features an archive of educational articles that have been featured in Mercury Magazine. Each article features... see more

The Association of Lunar and Planetary Observer's web pages, an organization of amateur astronomers interested in... see more