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Resources for Teachers and Students

Astronomy is a BIG topic. The following list of resources is presented to help both teachers and students - as well as the generally inquisitive public - learn more about it. These are all FREE resources, so feel free to explore them.

Some astronomy activities: http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/AtHomeAstronomy/
Orbit simulator: http://phet.colorado.edu/simulations/orbits/orbits.swf

Realitime images of the sun (in many different wavelengths) can be found here: http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime-images.html
Cassini-Huygens mission: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/home/index.cfm
New Horizons mission: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/ and http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/newhorizons/main/index.html

Cool free astronomy software:
Wicked cool planetarium software: http://www.stellarium.org/
Visit anywhere in the solar system and beyond: http://www.shatters.net/celestia/

Google Earth also includes a sky map: http://earth.google.com/

Others:
Heavens above for sattelites http://www.heavens-above.com/
APOD http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
Space Weather http://www.spaceweather.com/

and just for fun:
http://orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/orbit.html

If you have any others, by all means feel free to Contact me!

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