Asteroids  
ESA Kids: Asteroids Asteroid - from Wikipedia
Learn About Asteroids Asteroid Facts and Photos
How Stuff Works How Asteroid Belts Work Lunar Outposts: Asteroids


Astronomy Images  
NASA Image Gallery National Optical Astronomy Observatory

Auroras  
Academic Kids Encyclopedia: Aurora Auroras
How Stuff Works: Auroras NASA Auroras: Paintings in the Sky

Black Holes NASA: W hat Are Black Holes Anyway?
What is a black Hole How Stuff Works: How Black Holes Work
Kids' Astronomy: Black Holes Hubble Site: Black Hole Interactive Video

Constellations The Constellations and Their Stars
Constellations and Their Photos Named Constellations Described with Photo

Comets  
Space.com: Comet Facts and Pictures How Stuff Works: How Comets Work
Kids' Astronomy: Comets Comet Facts and Photos

Eclipses  
How Stuff Works: How Lunar Eclipses Work NASA Eclipse Web Site
How Stuff Works: How Solar Eclipses Work Solar Eclipses

Famous Astronomers People Important to the History of Astronomy
Enchanted Learning: Famous Astronomers Famous Astronomers - Short List

Galaxies  
What are Galaxies? Kids' Astronomy: Galaxies
ESA Kids: Galaxies Space.com: Galaxies: Facts and Pictures


Hubble Telescope and Telescopes NeoK12: All about Telescopes Learning Videos
How Stuff Works: The Hubble Space Telescope Wikipedia: The Hubble Space Telescope
NASA: The History of the Hubble Space Telescope Official Hubble Site
Exploratorium: Hubble: View to the Edge of Space Complete Coverage of the Hubble Telescope

Meteorites  
What Are Meteorites? Meteoroids and Meteorites
How Stuff Works: Meteorites Meteorite Basics

The Moon and Planet Moons Where Did the Moon Come From?
The Earth's Moon NASA: Earth's Moon
How Stuff Works: The Moon Moons of Each Solar System Planet
Moon for Kids Man on the Moon
Facts about the Moon NASA: Lunar Exploration Timeline
What If We Lived on the Moon? Earth and Moon Viewer

Nebula Nebula -from Wikipedia
What is a Nebula? Nebula Image Gallery
Space.com: Planetary Nebula Facts and Photos Types of Nebulae

Observatories Palomar Observatory
Griffith Observatory List of Astronomical Observatories with Facts About Each

Planets  
How Stuff Works: Planet Map-a-Planet: Interactive Activities
The Nine Planets Planets and Dwarf Planet Facts and Photos

Planets of the Solar System: Descriptions with photos, facts more, PLUS an interactive 3D Model

Planets of the Solar System 3D Interactive Model: An excellent interactive resource


Solar System NASA: Solar System Exploration
Kids' Astronomy: Solar System How Stuff Works: Our Amazing Solar System
Our Solar System- Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced NASA: Solar System Simulator

Stars  
Enchanted Learning: Stars National Geographic: Star Journey
Kids' Astronomy: Stars Star Facts, Photos
How Stuff Works: How Stars Work Star Facts, Information, and Photos
BBC Science and Nature: Star Clusters Variable Star Astronomy Electronic Textbook

Sun  
ESA Kids: The Sun How Stuff Works: How the Sun Works
Kids' Astronomy: The Sun NASA: Sun for Kids

Space Travel Best Space Travel Sites

Space Weather  
Space Weather Center Space Weather Today


Games to Learn More About Astronomy  
Astronomy Games for Students Fun Trivia: Astronomy
Black Hole Rescue Constellation Hunt

Ask a Scientist

Ask a NASA Scientist: If You Have a Question about Space, ask to receive an answer; a collection of past questions and answers

Sites Specifically for Students with Information About Astronomy

Astronomy for Kids: Facts about the Solar System, Sun, Meteorites, Stars, Galaxies, Planets, Moon, Comets, Asteroids, and a Dictionary; written for kids

SkyMarvels.com: Brings you "real astronomy" in stunning 3-D with a treasury of tools, information, animations, experiences, inspiration, "and FUN"!

Cosmos4Kids.com: Facts and Information about the universe, galaxies, stars, solar system, and space exploration

Enchanted Learning: All About Space: Links to information about astronomy, the planets, and MORE!

Kids' Astronomy.com: This site takes you to the moons of Jupiter; explore the possibility of life on these distant worlds. Travel through the expanse of the universe and discover just how much SPACE there is in Space, and learn how modern day scientists are pushing the limits of space exploration every day; packed with games, activities, fun facts, and resources

NASA's Quest: A rich resource for educators, kids and space enthusiasts who are interested in meeting and learning about NASA people and the national space program. 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

NASA Science for Students: Grades K-12: Student areas divided by grades: K-4, 5-8, 9-12; an EXCELLENT resource covering all aspects of astronomy; includes videos and MORE

Space Place: Elementary-level site with lots of neat projects, facts and opportunities to share ideas

StarChild: A Learning Center for Young Astronomers: An excellent resource written for students. Covers all astronomy topics in detail.



Did you Know

Astronomy Trivia

*The word astronomy is derived from the Greek word, astronomia, which means law of the stars, and is one of the world's oldest sciences.

*There have been many famous astronomers throughout history: Nicolaus Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Clyde Thombaugh, Edmin Halley, Edwin Hubble, and many more to numerous to mention individually.

*There are two main branches of astronomy: optical astronomy, the observation and study of light, and non-optical astronomy, the study of the sky through forms of energy and particles that we cannot see.

*The solar system, which is believed to be over four million years old, includes the sun and everything that travels around the sun, including nine planets and other smaller objects such as minor planets, comets, meteoroids and cosmic dust.

*After the sun, the moon is the brightest object in the sky.

*The inner solar system includes: the Sun (the center of our solar system), Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars

*The outer solar system includes: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune - (Pluto is now classified as a dwarf planet):

*There are five dwarf planets in our solar system: Pluto, Ceres, Eris, Makemake, and Haumea.

Small bodies in the solar system include: comets, asteroids, meteors, and meteorites.

 

 

 

 


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Reference Sites to Help in Your Research

Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Encyclopedia Smithsonian features answers to frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian and links to Smithsonian resources from A to Z

Information Please: On-Line Dictionary; Encyclopedia; Almanac, and MORE

National Geographic: Animal Profiles: Alphabetical drop down menu with facts, photos, and information about all types of animals and aquatic life

Toronto Zoo Animal Fact Sheets: Animals listed in alphabetical order by regions of the world



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