Comet's Tale-A self-guided module designed to acquaint individuals
with facts about comets. Check out the build your own comet section. Graphically,
this is one of the best-looking sites we' ve come across.
Launch Countdown Home Page -The countdown has begun. Actually, there
is always a countdown for the next shuttle launch. This site contains
live video feeds, mission information, and lots more.
Eclipse -Check out photos from the October, 1996, lunar eclipse. There
is also a very simple activity that helps explain the phenomenon.
and Universe -Graphically not the most engaging site, but does provide
an excellent audio and visual presentation on the universe. The site focuses
on stars, nebulae, and galaxies. Well worth the visit.
American Skies -This page contains information on stars, planets,
eclipses, meteor showers, and other events visible in the sky. Times and
locations of events are provided.
to Saturn -The countdown has begun! Well, ok there are still 476 days
to launch (as of July 1st), but the Cassini mission to Saturn is still
worth checking out. Why wait until 1997 when it's on everyone's hotlist?
Francisco State University Planet Search Project -Updated information
on the search for extrasolar planets. This site includes information on
two newly discovered planets!
Center for Mars Exploration -Plenty of information about the red planet
including images, news and even software. The site also includes information
on how to receive a free Viking 20th Anniversary Educational CD-ROM!
Virtual Sun -An informative tour about the sun. This site includes
lots of fascinating images and MPEG movies. You can choose to take a tour
in English or view it in Dutch.
Space Station Page -The Mir Space Station Page. Current Mir news and
Hyakutake public & press information page -The latest in comet
information. This page includes some stunning images.
System Live -This site provides an interactive view of the solar system.
You can set the time, date, viewpoint, and more. There is also a link
to the "Earth Viewer" which shows the day and night regions
of the earth.
K-12 Internet: Live from the Hubble Space Telescope -An opportunity
for students in grades K-12 to participate in a project involving the
Hubble Space Telescope. The site includes a chat area for teachers.
Picture of the Day -This excellent site gives you something new to
look at every day. A must for astronomy enthusiasts.
Public Image Archive -A great collection of NASA images maintained
by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Images of comets, planets, quasars and
some extremely interesting images of our own planet. Nearly 100 gifs.
Galileo: Bringing Jupiter to Earth -The Galileo probe arrived at Jupiter
in December, 1995. This site is updated frequently with new photos. Visit
the Galileo home page and learn more about this exciting event!
Space Educators' Handbook -An interesting site that uses science fiction
to help teach about space technology and scientific laws. You can download
the software version (Mac and Windows) of the Space Educators' Handbook.
The site also includes a collection of Quicktime movies and other surprises.
Investigator Microgravity Services -Get data about the microgravity
("zero-g") conditions on-board the shuttle Orbiter and the Mir
Radar Images of Earth -Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-Band Synthetic
Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) is a joint U.S.-German-Italian project that
uses a highly sophisticated imaging radar to capture images of earth that
are useful to scientists across a great range of disciplines.
K-12 Internet Initiative -Yet another interesting NASA site, this
one is geared for K-12.
of the Solar System -An educational tour of the solar system. It contains
images and information about the sun, planets, moons, asteroids, comets,
and meteoroids found within the solar system.
Nine Planets -An in-depth look at the solar system. Text, pictures,
sounds, and an occasional movie help tell the story.
Science Education Page -Visit the Center for Extreme Ultraviolet Astrophysics
and check out their educational resources. A good site for teachers.
Greatest Hits 1990-1995 Gallery -Spectacular images from space taken
by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Multi-Scale Map -An interactive look at the Martian surface.
Page -Get information about the "Northern Lights."