Recommended Links

  • Basics of Astronomy: a great place to get started
  • Naked eye astronomy is all about what you can see even without a telescope.
  • Google Sky: browse the universe, locate planets and constellations in the sky, zoom in to distant galaxies and nebulae.
  • Hands-On Solar Activities: the YPOP Solar Classroom is filled with hands-on, solar related activities.
  • Exploratorium: discover your weight and age on other planets!
  • Backyard astronomy has resources for people ready to set up their own telescope.
  • Computer games are the fun way to learn about stars, asteroids, galaxies, and more!
  • Amateur Astronomy at Home has links to a range of introductory astronomy sites.

NASA Links

  • NASA Climate Kids demystifies the “Big Questions” about global climate change using 4-6th-grade-level language, colorful illustrations, humor, interactivity, and games.
  • SciJinks Weather Laboratory targets middle-schoolers. It explains the reasons for the seasons, the tides, and other weather and Earth science mysteries in colorful “Now I get it!” pages.
  • SunTrek: take a journey into space and find out more about the Sun and its effect on the Earth.
  • The Evening Sky Map & Calendar: a two-page guide to the night sky.
  • Toledo Astronomical Association: offers star parties (open to the public) and telescope advice.