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Great Websites on
the Solar System

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The Earth and Moon Viewer - This site allows you to view the Earth as it currently looks from the moon, sun or any of our solar system's planets.   You can also view the moon as well.

Solar System Simulator - This site allows you to view any of the planets as they look at any particular time from any of the other planets...cool!!

Views of the Solar System - This site is a gold mine of great information about any of the planets in our solar system.  Be sure to check out some of the film clips- they're fascinating!

The Constellations and their Stars - This is a great site if you want to find out anything  about any of the constellations.

Solar System Collisions - Send an asteroid or a comet hurtling towards your favorite planet!

Surfing for Sunbeams - A hypermedia tour of the sun.

StarChild -This website was put together by the folks at NASA.  It is a great place for young astronomers to begin their adventures.

What kind of telescope should I buy? -If your family is interested in purchasing your own telescope, this page should be very useful in answering some of the most basic questions about how to choose a telescope.

Build a Simple Telescope -Although building any telescope is no simple task, this site offers, perhaps the easiest one to build.  The most difficult parts to obtain are the lenses, which can often be purchased at a science/hobby shop.

ATM - Amateur telescope making -This site is a bit more involved than the site listed above, but it is, nonetheless, a really good resource if you are interested in building your own telescope!

 

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