Great Websites on
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.
Astronomy for Kids -This is another great website that has many useful links in it to help young astronomers begin their adventures.
The 88 Constellations and Their Brightest Stars -This is a really cool website that does a great job of summarizing the constellations.
The 44 Closest Stars and How They Compare to Our Sun -This website does a great job of giving you a quick comparison of our Sun to 44 stars (suns) that are closest to our solar system!
Parent's Guide to Teaching About the Solar System -This website offers a lot of great information that can help kids to learn about our solar system. It contains lots of great links to other websites as well!
Astronomy for Kids -This site has a tremendous amount useful information about each of our planets and moons in our solar system. Be sure to check out the quiz games for each of the planets!
Planets for Kids -This site also has a lot of useful information about each of our planets in our solar system.
Light Pollution Map -Some parts of our country are better places to view the night sky than others. This map does a great job of showing you where there is the least amount of light pollution.
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!
How to Get Started in Astronomy on a Shoestring Budget -Do you think that pursuing your interest in astronomy is going to be expensive? Be sure to check out the ten steps outlined on this website if you're interested in getting into astronomy, but are concerned that it might turn into an expensive venture!