What follows is a list of resources that excel in astronomy
education. Each resource is distinctly different - they have been chosen to
highlight a wide range of interests. We believe the list is topologically
complete in that there are no publicly advertised
astronomy resources on the WWW that cannot be
found by following the internal links of these resources. The list is in
alphabetical order, and is subject to change as the WWW, and our knowledge
of it, matures.
See all the video lectures and Powerpoint slides for a real Introductory
Astronomy Course taught at Michigan Technological University. The class was taught using Wikipedia and APOD instead of a textbook, so that everything is really free and online. Useful for astronomy teachers as well as students!
For anyone who gets joy from learning and aspires to know,
this blog is committed to conceptual understanding at an emotional level.
It is also dedicated to helping teachers and parents make science an adventure.
Do leading astronomers always agree? Not always. Here are
detailed accounts of several debates in astronomy starting with
the famous Scale of the Universe discussion in 1920 between Curtis
This premier internet education site now covers a broad range of
astronomy topics. "Imagine the Universe!" is a
service of the Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics
at NASA/ Goddard Space Flight Center.
NASA's award-winning Web site for elementary age kids. Games,
animations, projects, a cartoon talk show, and amazing facts related
to space and Earth science, technology, and NASA's missions of
discovery. The Space Place is
also available in Spanish at http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/espanol.
Become an officer on a discussion board of astronomy enthusiasts that has a listing of the latest astronomy news stories, discussion of the present APOD, and the best and latest images submitted to APOD.
Intended primarily for ages 4-14, this site presents material
on the Solar System, the Universe, and other Space Stuff.
Produced by a collaboration of professional scientists
and educators it is one of the very few astronomy WWW sites for elementary