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School Cyber Themes: Astronomy and Space

    The Nine Planets.
  • An overview of the history, mythology, and current scientific knowledge of each of the planets and their moons in our solar system. Each page has text and images, some have sounds and movies, most provide references to additional related information. A multimedia tour of the solar system by Bill Arnett.

    Galileo: Journey to Jupiter.
  • This NASA site from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory describes the journey of space probe Galileo, which explored the planet Jupiter.

    Hubble Site.
  • Learn about new Hubble discoveries, view photographs of stars and galaxies, and find out facts about this remarkable telescope.

    NASA Kids.
  • Learn space sciences at this site from NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. With games, projects, news, this site seeks "to inform, inspire, and involve" children of all ages and reading levels.

    NASA Laugh and Learn.
  • This is a great source for a variety of NASA sites with projects, games and activities, scientific information and amazing facts all about space.

    NASA Quest.
  • Meet the people of NASA and look over their shoulders as they make NASA's goals a reality. NASA Quest allows the public to share the excitement of NASA's authentic scientific and engineering pursuits like flying in the Shuttle and the International Space Station, exploring distant planets with amazing spacecraft, and building the aircraft of the future.

  • Learn about aeronautics, earth, space, and NASA's space program here at NASA's main page through a variety of games, activities, and features.

    National Air and Space Museum.
  • Here, in virtual space, are the objects that made the dream of flight a reality. Each is a reminder of a noteworthy achievement and evokes the spirit of its own particular time.

    Planet Quest
  • Explains a 15-year mission of NASA to explore planets outside our solar system through the use of a new telescope, the Terrestrial Planet Finder. A section for educators provides hands-on projects for students.

    Science @ NASA.
  • A NASA Web site devoted to space sciences and updates on news about space exploration and related sciences.

    SETI Institute.
  • This site serves as a home for scientific research in the general field of life in the universe, with an emphasis on the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).

    Space Day.
  • Help celebrate the world of space exploration. For this year's Space Day, design a totally unique solution to some "out-of-this-world" challenges--just like a real scientist, engineer, or explorer working on the space frontier.

    Space Today Online.
  • The site bills itself as covering space from earth to the edge of the universe. Learn about space shuttles, space stations, satellites, astronauts, space history, the solar system, & deep space.

    Star Journey.
  • A beautiful site from National Geographic featuring star maps and info on the Hubble telescope.
  • This site offers useful information from stargazing tips to finding resources about our solar system.

    The Messier Catalog.
  • Images of the brightest and most beautiful diffuse objects in the sky, including nebulae, galaxies, and star clusters.

    Views of the Solar System.
  • Presents a vivid multimedia adventure unfolding the splendor of the sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and more. Discover the latest scientific information, or study the history of space exploration, rocketry, early astronauts, space missions, and spacecraft through a huge archive of photographs, scientific facts, text, graphics, and videos.

    Virtual Science Center.
  • The Chabot Space and Science Center offers a virtual tour of selected exhibits and programs, a virtual planetarium, and space photographs taken by their telescopes. Try your hand at a lunar landing.

    Women of NASA.
  • The Women of NASA resource was developed to encourage more young women to pursue careers in math, science, and technology.

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