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Websites - Astronomy Education

Telescope History

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Websites - Telescope History

Websites - Astronomy Education

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1. The Galileo Project - Award-winning site from Albert Van Helden and Rice University on the life and work of Galileo. Includes details of semester projects by university students to build a Galilean telescope and reproduce his findings.

2. The Nuffield Research Project - Practical Astronomy in Schools with the Bradford Robotic Telescope: - Astronomy education resource from the UK. Includes basic information, projects, worksheets, tests, and experiments for a variety of astronomical topics.

3. The Bradford Robotic Telescope Observatory Site - The general public is allowed use of this telescope for educational purposes. Unfortunately the telescope is currently being refurbished and is offline. There are some other good resources available on this website including access to Stars & Galaxies on CD rom.

4. Project CLEA (Contemporary Laboratory Exercises in Astronomy) - Laboratory exercises appropriate for high schools and colleges that use digital data and color images. Sponsored by Gettysburg College and the National Science Foundation.

5. National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA's homepage.

NASA's page for educators.

NASA's page for kids.

6. The American Association of Variable Star Observers

7. The American Astronomical Society

8. The Astronomical Society of the Pacific

9. The Search for Extraterrestrial Life

10. National Optical Astronomy Observatory - Includes Kitt Peak National Observatory.

11. Southwestern Consortium of Observatories for Public Education

12. Students for the Exploration and Development of Space - Includes an online Messier Catalog with images. http://www.seds.org/messier/

13. Sky & Telescope - Website of the popular magazine for amateur astronomers. Includes observing tips, monthly observing guides, and upcoming events for meteor showers and eclipses.

14. Mount Wilson Observatory - Includes information on opportunities for educators. A remotely controlled 24" reflector and CCD camera are available for real-time, interactive use by K-12 students around the world.

15. Towards Other Planetary Systems - NSF-sponsored teacher enhancement astronomy program directed by esteemed astronomer Dr. Karen Meech at the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy. Includes links to a variety of educational resources.

Last modified: July 17, 2001
Michael J. Polashenski
Mountain Lakes High School
Powerville Road
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
mpolashenski@enter.net