Useful websites for astronomy education

This page lists selected external astro-educational web sites; our own education & outreach pages give additional resources.

oAbout... ..."Kid's astronomy" (US). This site's sponsored links include "name a star" companies – be sure to read the RAS's advice on this topic!

oASTROEX ESA/ESO Astronomy Exercise Series

oAstronomy In Your Hands Includes activities for classroom and home, and instructions for constructing a planisphere (NZ).

oAstronomy Notes A complete on-line textbook, by Nick Strobel (US)

oAstronomy 131 The University of Montana's elementary astronomy course, by David Friend (US)

oCLEA "Contemporary Laboratory Experiences in Astronomy" – computer-based practical experiments

oConstellations "List of the Constellations" – a useful link to start you in constellation observations.

oEducational Guide to Space & Astronomy Provided by the University of Leicester

oEverything You Wanted To Know Not quite everything, this site is to encourage UK-based sixth formers thinking about going to university, and also undergraduates, to consider sponsorships, placements and other beneficial programmes and to look to the future in graduate opportunities.

oGCSE Physics "Here you can learn all you need to know about the Earth and Universe." A practical guide to astronomy, edited by by FJ Napoleone

oNational Schools Observatory The National Schools' Observatory is a major web-based resource that allows UK schools to use world-class astronomical telescopes sited all around the world.

oOrrery Includes a concise reference to solar-system bodies

oResource Guide for Physical Sciences Supplied by JISC, the Joint Information Systems Committee 

oSun Trek Find out more about your nearest star

oStarChild and NASA-Kids NASA's learning centres for younger astronomers (US)

oStars & Galaxies A hypertext course for non-science undergraduates, by Richard McCray (US)

oSTFC teacher resources

oZoom Astronomy An on-line site about space and astronomy, designed for people of all ages and levels of comprehension.