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The Clark Foundation recommends the following web sites to educators and students seeking additional information on astronomy and the space sciences. The Clark Foundation does not sponsor or financially support any of these sites, and is not responsible for their content.

General Astronomy
Utah Skies
"View-tah's" Astronomy Pages--Bringing the Joys of Astronomy to the Public Through Awareness, Advocacy, and Education.
Thursday's Classroom
A prototype educational web site by Science@NASA. Our aim is to provide a lasting connection between NASA's latest research and the classroom environment.
A learning center for young astronomers from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
Sunspots and the Solar Cycle
Planning for satellite orbits and space missions often require advance knowledge of solar activity levels. NASA scientists are using new techniques to predict sunspot maxima years in advance.
Earth and Sky
An award winning daily science radio series.
The NASA/JPL On-Line Tour of the Solar System
The NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory Tour of the Solar System.
Solar System Live
The interactive Orrery of the Web. You can view the entire Solar System, or just the inner planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars).
Astronomy Image Library
A searchable database of many, many thousands of astronomical images. Planets, Galaxies, Stars, Nebula, you name it. If it's in the night sky and it can be observed with a telescope, there are probably a few images of it in this database.
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Each day a new image, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
Lycos Astronomy Links
List of Astronomy links maintained by the Lycos web search service.
Astronomy and Astrophysics Guide
A "list of lists." LOTS of astronomy-related links here, including links to the major astronomical observatories around the world.
Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy
A good selection of articles to read about misconceptions in Astronomy.
From Rice University's Department of Space Physics and Astronomy, this is a terrific source of information about Astronomy, "Space Weather," and interactive educational modules appropriate for use in grades K - 8.
Views of the Solar System
Explore the Sun, planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and more. Discover the latest scientific information, or study the history of space exploration, rocketry, early astronauts, space missions, spacecraft through a vast archive of photographs, scientific facts, text, graphics and videos.
Extrasolar Planets Encyclopedia
A catalog of planets believed to be orbiting other stars, compiled by Jean Schneider of the Observatoire de Paris.
Astronomy Public Outreach
This scenic viewpoint on the I-Way is part of the public outreach effort of the Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences of the University of California at San Diego.
A collection of pointers to astronomy-related information available on the Internet. This is a searchable database maintained by the AstroWeb Consortium.
Pluto's Home Page
Everything you ever wanted to know about Pluto.
The Star*s Family - StarWorlds
Large searchable directory of organizations, institutions, associations, companies, and so on, involved in astronomy and related space sciences, together with other entries of interest (currently more than 6,000 entries with all practical details available and about 5,000 hot links).
Michael Boschat's Astronomy Page
Amazing alphabetical listing of Astronomy Resources.
Aladin Project
ALADIN is a new project currently under development by the CDS, Strasbourg (France) to create an Interactive Deep Sky Mapping Facility. The ALADIN project is developing an interactive atlas of the digitized sky allowing the user to visualize on his/her own workstation digitized images of any part of the sky, to superimpose entries from astronomical catalogs or user data files, and to interactively access the related data and information from the SIMBAD database for all known objects in the field.
This is a great general space and astronomy resource! SEDS (Students for the Exploration and Development of Space) is hosted by the University of Arizona Chapter at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.
International Dark-Sky Association
The International Dark-Sky Association is is a non-profit, membership-based organization. IDA's goal is to be effective through education about the value and effectiveness of quality nighttime lighting and of the solutions to the problems in stopping the adverse environmental impact of light pollution and space debris.
The International Occultation Timing Association (IOTA) was established to encourage and facilitate the observation of occultations and eclipses.
SETI Institute
The SETI Institute serves as a home for scientific research in the general field of Life in the Universe with an emphasis on the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). Our research is designed to answer the question: Are we alone in the Universe?
Remote Access Astronomy Project
The Remote Access Astronomy Project, RAAP, was developed to allow undergraduates in beginning and advanced Astrophysics courses to combine theory with observations by working with satellite imaging data and a Remotely Operated Telescope, ROT. The program has been extended to allow high schools and junior colleges to participate by accessing our Web server or BBS (805-893-2650) and downloading images and educational programs.
Virtual Trips to Black Holes and Neutron Stars
For kids of all ages, cool astronomy links from the Yahoo! Web search service.
Jet Propulsion Laboratories
National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the California Institute of Technology site of news and information on JPL missions.
NASA Space Calendar
The NASA Space Calendar covers space-related activities and anniversaries for the coming year. Included are over 300 links to other home pages for more information.
NASA Home Page
The gateway for all the news about the National Aeronautics and Space Administration--look specifically at the "what's new" section.
The BIG list of links to past, present, and future space missions!
Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute
This is a great source for the latest images from the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope
Hubble Space Telescope Informal Education Resource for Museums and Planetariums
In-depth information about the Hubble Space Telescope and its discoveries, electronic image sources - including high resolution TIFF files, where to obtain Hubble images in photograph and slide form, sources of Hubble exhibits and planetarium programs, educational resources, plus more!
Mars Explorer for the Armchair Astronaut
Planetary Data System's Mars Explorer. The Mars Explorer allows you to get an image map of any area on Mars at a variety of zoom factors, image sizes, and map projections. These images are created using data from NASA's Viking missions.
NASA's Observatorium
NASA's Observatorium is a public access site for Earth and space data. This site features pictures of Earth, planets, stars, and the stories behind those images.
The Cassini Probe's Exploration of Saturn
The latest information and news about NASA's Cassini spacecraft and its voyage to Saturn.
Galileo at Jupiter
The latest information and news about NASA's Galileo spacecraft and its exploration of Jupiter.
Center for Mars Exploration
The Center for Mars Exploration (CMEX) WWW server at the NASA Ames research facility. This site features historical references to Mars, previous Mars mission information, tools to analyze Mars, current Mars news, and much more.
Space Science Education Outreach
The Space Science Data Operations Office of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center offers information about the Sun, our Solar System, and the Milky Way Galaxy.
StarDate Online
StarDate Productions is the public education and outreach arm of the University of Texas McDonald Observatory. This site reports on astronomical events and offers astronomy resources to teachers, the media, and the public.
Teaching Resources
National Science Teachers Association
The Universe in the Classroom
The Universe in the Classroom is a free quarterly educational newsletter published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific for teachers, youth group leaders, librarians, and anybody else who wants to help children of all ages learn more about the wonders of the universe.
Educational Resources in Astronomy
A huge list of astronomy-related organizations and resources.
Stanford Solar Center
This site presents a collection of fun educational activities based on Solar Oscillations Investigation (SOI) and Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) data. Students can explore the Sun's tangled magnetic field, its turbulent surface motions, the dramatic sunspot cycle, and even what magic happens in the solar interior, where instrumental eyes cannot penetrate.
SM-xnderborg High School Astronomy Pages
Astronomy activities of the students at the SM-xnderborg Amtsgymnasiet (High School) in Denmark. In English, and very cool.
The Constellations and their Stars
This is a great site. It features information about constellations, stars, and the mythology behind constellation names. Definitely worth a look!
How Things Work
Think of this site as a radio call-in program that's being held on the WWW instead of the radio. The site contains a discussion of the many everyday objects explained in the book "How Things Work: the Physics of Everyday Life".
Online From Jupiter
NASA teacher resources for learning.
Physics Demonstrations
A sourcebook for teachers of physics.
Astronomy Education Resources
A HUGE list.
The Science Hobbyist
Amateur science, cool science, weird science.
Physics 2000
An interactive journey through Physics
Science and Mathematics Education Resources
Amazing Space
Amazing Space is a set of web-based activities primarily designed for classroom use, but made available for all to enjoy.
Sonoma State University
Educational Resources in Physics, Astronomy, and Related Fields.
General Science Education Resources
Benchmarks Online
As part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's "Project 2061: Science For All Americans" (SFAA), this 1989 publication includes study and debate about science literacy by scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and educators, and recommended literacy goals in science, mathematics, and technology for all high-school graduates.
National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology
The objectives of The Institute for Science and Society are to help increase science literacy in all parts of our population and contribute to a more rational atmosphere than now exists for the public consideration of societal issues involving science and technology, both regional and national.
21st Century Problem Solving
This site is dedicated to promoting problem-solving skills, and is directed to students, teachers, administrators, parents and other professionals.
Science Learning Network
The Science Learning Network (SLN) is an online community of educators, students, schools, science museums and other institutions demonstrating a new model for inquiry science education.
Bad Science
"Be very, very careful what you put into that head, because you will never, ever, get it out."  This site is not only valuable to educators, but also highly entertaining. Don't miss it.
Global Schoolhouse
The Global Schoolhouse provides educational opportunities for schools, teachers, parents and students to use the Internet for teaching and learning.
Utah Education Resources
Utah State Office of Education Science Core Curriculum Page
All Utah science teachers had better know about this one!
Planetarium Resources
International Planetarium Society
Loch Ness Productions
Hansen Planetarium
Ott Planetarium
Summerhays Planetarium
Utah Astronomy Clubs
The Salt Lake Astronomical Society
Ogden Astronomical Society
Utah Valley Astronomy Association
Brigham Young University Astronomical Society
Got a question about astrology, crop circles, UFO's, Atlantis, and other phenomenon that seem more at home in an episode of the "X-Files?"  This site is for you.  It features an extensive list of publications and organizations that critically analyze (and sometimes satirize) fringe-science.
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