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Useful Astronomy Links

 

 

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Amazing Space Education site from the Hubble Science Institute.
Royal Astronomical Society NZ New Zealand's National Astronomical Society.
Astro Venture (for kids) Design a planet and more.
Astronomy Glossary index All those difficult terms explained.
Astronomy in your Hands Hands-on astronomy for classroom and home.
Astronomy Picture of the Day Every day a new image with comprehensive caption.
Atlas of the Universe Great journey to the far reaches of the Universe.
Auckland Astronomical Society Valuable information here.
BBC’s Final Frontier Online guide to the night sky and more.
Constellations and their Stars All 88 constellations and their stars explained.
Contemporary Physics Education Project Four chapters on fundamental stuff.
Dr. Nordgren’s Photo Gallery Good images here.
European Space Agency home The latest on Space exploration from Europe.
European Space Agency kids Esa's kid section. Have fun!
How Telescopes work All there is to know.
Hubble Heritage Image Gallery Many images and more from the Space Telescope.
Hubble site The official NASA site on the Hubble Telescope.
Hubble Source resources Education resources on the Space Telescope.
Maori Star names A teapot in paradise.
Messier Object Index The complete index of Messier objects.
NASA’s 21st Century Explorer Education program on Space exploration.
National Geographic’s Virtual Solar System Explore the Solar System in 3D (requires plugin).
New Scientist Space Space section of famous science magazine.
Our Solar System Great resource at three difficulty levels. (Also see Windows of the Universe below).
Phoenix Astronomical Society (One of) the most active Astronomical Societies in NZ.
Planetarium Software All freeware and commercial planetarium software.
Planetary Visualisations Teaching resources on Solar System and more.
Ngā Whetū Resources Resources for astronomy education.
Space Weather forecast Aurora alerts and more.
Star Myths Interested in mythology?
Starry Night Photography Great site of a Kiwi astro-photographer.
The Astronomy Workshop Hands-on resources.
Views of the Solar System Comprehensive resources on Solar System.
Windows to the Universe The home page here. Very good self-study site at three difficulty levels.
Canterbury Astronomical Society Website of the Canterbury Astronomical Society
Fun With Physics Submitted by Emily and Madeline Adams. Links to kids projects.