MnSTA Collected Science Links

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Astronomy & Space Science

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Astronomy Picture of the Day Archive -
Home Science: Backyard Astronomy Basics -

Are you fascinated by stars, comets, planets, and other celestial bodies you can glimpse in the night sky? Many aspiring astronomers start out at home, in their own backyard. It is possible to observe quite a lot about our solar system using basic telescopes or even the naked eye, but there are also many tools that can help you identify what you’re seeing and learn more about what’s out there.

NASA Education Resources -

Search hundreds of resources by subject, grade level, type and keyword

NASA Express -

Weekly newsletter for teachers.

NASA Wavelength -

NASA Wavelength is a digital collection of Earth and space science resources for educators of all levels

Resource Guides for Astronomy and Astronomy Education -

The freely available guides include “Women in Astronomy: Accomplishments and Challenges,” “Resources for Teaching about Pluto, the Kuiper Belt, and ‘Planet 9’,” “Copyright-free Images for all Messier Objects,” “Web Resources for Debunking Astronomical Pseudo-science,” “Plays about Astronomers” and more.

Star Size Comparison -

Video comparing the sizes of planets and stars in the Universe by morn1415.


Stellarium Web Online Star Map -

View the current night sky from your computer.

STScI/HST Pictures -

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