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View Resource From Stargazers to Starships

The International Solar-Terrestrial Physics Science Initiative (ISTP), a collaborative effort by NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS) of Japan, has recently created this new resource for use in physics and astronomy courses or by other interested users. A sister site to its popular Exploration of the Earth's Magnetosphere site...

https://www-spof.gsfc.nasa.gov/stargaze/Sintro.htm
View Resource University of Texas at Austin: Astronomy Program: Research

The Astronomy Program at the University of Texas has developed a Web site demonstrating the various investigations it is undertaking in its five programs: Solar System, Stars, Extragalactic, Interstellar, and Theory. The site is packed with summaries regarding the researchers' projects from the Search for Life to Supermassive Black Holes. Users can visit links to find more information on...

http://www.as.utexas.edu/astronomy/research/research.html
View Resource Hands-on-Universe

Hands-On Universe (HOU)is "an educational program that enables students to investigate the Universe while applying tools and concepts from science, math, and technology." HOU participants use the Internet to request observations from an automated telescope and then download those images from a large image archive so they can analyze them using image processing software. Membership and complete...

http://handsonuniverse.org/
View Resource The College of Saint Benedict / Saint John's University: Elements of Astronomy

The College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University furnish an online version of Chapter II of Simon Newcomb's astronomy book, where he attempts to explain the laws of phenomena of celestial motions to "the inquiring layman seeking to know something of the heavenly bodies and their relation to the earth". With the help of many sketches, students and educators can learn about the earth, its...

http://www.physics.csbsju.edu/astro/newcomb/elements.of.astr...
View Resource Williams College Astronomy

The Williams College Astronomy website promotes its educational and research activities dealing with many aspects of coronal heating, planetary nebulae, solar eclipses, relativistic astrophysics, and related astronomical topics. The website features the latest astronomical news stories and a bulletin of the latest activities of the group. By visiting the People link, researchers can discover the...

http://web.williams.edu/Astronomy//
View Resource Astronomy Research at Rutgers

"Astrophysics research at Rutgers ranges from late stages of stellar evolution to the early universe, and includes both observational studies at many wavelengths and theoretical work." After listing the 15 astrophysics research interests, this website summarizes the university's projects and instrumentation. Some of the summaries contain links to more in-depth information about the specific...

http://www.physics.rutgers.edu/ast/ast-research.shtml
View Resource The Astronomy Center

The wonder and mystery associated with distant objects in space has fascinated humans for millennia, and young people today remain eager to learn about the world of astronomy. Introducing the various concepts and processes associated with this branch of science in the classroom can be daunting, so educators and the curious public will be glad to learn of the existence of The Astronomy Center...

https://www.compadre.org/astronomy/?
View Resource Introductory Astronomy Clearinghouse: Labs and Exercises

Created by staff members at the University of Washington's Astronomy Department, this online clearinghouse consists of applications, lectures, and in-class activities is designed to be used in a range of introductory astronomy courses. The materials here are divided into eight areas, including "Observing the Sky", "Solar System", "Stars", and "Milky Way Galaxy". Visitors can download each file for...

https://sites.google.com/a/uw.edu/introductory-astronomy-cle...
View Resource Science & Engineering Library: Columbia University Libraries

Columbia University has an impressive library dedicated to science and engineering, and some of its key resources are available to the general public via this impressive website. First-time visitors should start by looking at the site's chatty and informative blog, which includes links profiling publicly available resources in fields that include geology, mathematics, and physics. After this,...

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https://library.columbia.edu/locations/science-engineering.h...