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StarChild: A Learning Center for Young Astronomers

NASA's well known High Energy Astrophysics Learning Center has created an astronomy site just for kids. StarChild, still under construction at this time, contains sections on the solar system, the universe, and "space stuff" (astronauts, space travel, and the Hubble Space Telescope, among others). It also includes a glossary with brief explanations of astronomy-related terms. The site is...
Imagine the Universe

Imagine the Universe is a high school and college level site that includes basic and advanced level discussions on high energy astrophysics, an astrophysical dictionary, data and software, teacher resources, and a Cineplex with QuickTime and .avi movies (under the HEA Village).
HubbleSite News Center: Doomed Star Eta Carinae

Amazing new photos have been added to the Space Telescope Electronic Information Service Site. Hubble Space Telescope images released in the last month include the Doomed Star Eta Carinae. Included are several black & white and color resolutions, as well as well as explanatory captions. Of particular interest are the incredible gas clouds emanating from each side of Eta Carinae. "Even though Eta...
American Institute of Physics (AIP)

[Note: Site review from the "Where Are They Now" section of the August 8,1997 Scout Report: "The American Institute of Physics was featured in the August 5, 1994 edition of the Scout Report. AIP has one of the most long standing presences of any scholarly society on the Internet. The AIP site contains employment opportunities, links to its ten member organizations, its publications, and programs....
Astronomy Magazine

Looking to get started as an amateur astronomer? Here are two sites which can help you do just that. The Astronomy Magazine site, provided by Kalmbach Publishing Company, offers a table of contents and a few articles from the print magazine as well as information regarding current sky events, latest news, getting stared as an amateur astronomer, press releases, links to other astronomical sites,...
The Surface of Pluto

The Hubble Space Telescope's photographs of the surface of Pluto are available on the Web. The photographs were taken during a seven day period in late June and early July of 1994, but have just recently become available. To understand the power of the Hubble Telescope, "viewing surface detail on Pluto is as difficult as trying to read the printing on a golf ball located thirty-three miles away!"...
HubbleSite NewsCenter 1996-01: Hubble's Deepest View of the Universe Unveils Bewildering Galaxies across Billions of Years

The Hubble Telescope's "deepest-ever view of the universe" is available for viewing. "Several hundred never before seen galaxies are visible in this 'deepest-ever' view of the universe, called the Hubble Deep Field (HDF), made with NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. Besides the classical spiral and elliptical shaped galaxies, there is a bewildering variety of other galaxy shapes and colors that are...
Strasbourg Astronomical Data Center (CDS)

The Strasbourg Astronomical Data Center (CDS), Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory, France. Includes tables from Astronomy and Astrophysics and other major journals. A&A and A&AS Abstracts from Astronomy and Astrophysics main journal, and Supplement Series. The Star*s Family of products, including two new on-line databases: StarWorlds, and StarBits. Files of URLs (addresses on the Web) and...
Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna

University of Bologna Astronomical Observatory, Loiano Astronomical Observatory, and Astronomy Department at the University of Bologna, Italy. Sites include research activities, photos, and a Visit to the Astronomical Museum to view items from their collection.
ExInEd: Explorations in Education: Special Studies Office

This Space Telescope Science Institute (Hubble Space Telescope) resource is a powerful educational tool that offers stunning content. The site is browser and graphic intensive. Explorations in Education provides electronic picture books featuring captioned images from HST. The picture books are available to be read in Mac, Windows, or screenshot versions. This site features a stand-alone...
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