Especially for students who do not live close to an observatory or a planetarium, these sites introduce them to new sources of research online. Learning the names of the constellations does not receive the same attention as it enjoyed in prior ages and mythology. Making sense of the sky, however, illustrates one use of classification systems as well as understanding of nature’s phenonema which has captured human imagination.

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Stellarium is a free, open source planetarium program for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars…  learn more

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Along comes a virtual telescope at Skyview. The interface can be amateur or professional to view the long radiowaves and high energy traces. This virtual capability is especially…  learn more

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Mt. Wilson Observatory

The resources at the Mt. Wilson Observatory facilitate student learning of the constellations. As students (grades 4-12) progress thru a quizgame at the Mt. Wilson site, additional explanations…  learn more

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Solar System Live

Now, if you would prefer a view from the north pole of our Sun for which you can set the controls for time and date and orbit of…  learn more

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Sungazer Observatory

Gaze at the sun during the day or at night on Sungazer. Astro Photography  learn more

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The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory is most appropriate for very sophisticated students. Daily updates from this observatory will allow them to investigate phenomena alongside scientists.  learn more

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Lake Afton Public Observatory-Kansas

The Lake Afton Public Observatory's star charts (Kansas) could be compared and contrasted with those at JPL (California) -- different views from different states. While much of the…  learn more

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James Webb Space Telescope

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has produced the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe to date. Known as Webb’s First Deep Field, this image of…  learn more

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Sky Image Lab

Sky Image Lab is a custom image laboratory that has been in business for over 20 years. We specialize in producing museum quality, digitally remastered, prints of our Earth,…  learn more

FlashMapper's Guide to the Solar System

James Miller has created a unique interactive 3D model of the solar system that runs directly on any modern web browser. Freely wander around the solar system or…  learn more