Space travel to the moon – watch an Apollo video

Apollo 11 Introduction
This montage video shows highlights from the Apollo 11 mission, from liftoff in Florida to departure from the moon.

Students can now explore the cosmos from their PCs

Terapixel enables seamless panning and zooming over the entire night sky.

Terapixel enables seamless panning and zooming over the entire night sky.

In a project that aims to pull a new generation of students toward science and technology, Microsoft and NASA have teamed up to create what they say is the largest seamless, spherical map ever made of the night sky, as well as a true-color, high-resolution map of Mars that users can explore on their computers in 3D.

The mission, Microsoft and NASA say, is to inspire today’s students and spark interest in the STEM fields, and it appears to be working: In studying photos of Mars taken by a NASA spacecraft, a group of seventh graders in California earlier this year discovered a previously unknown cave, as well as lava tubes that NASA scientists hadn’t noticed

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Play the game: Build Our Milky Way

From Galaxies Galore, An Amazing Space online exploration.

Play the game:  Build our Milky Way

Discovery Channel – Space

This website has a collection of information on outer space. Including an interactive game, information on our solar system, space exploration and comets, meteors and asteroids.

NASA images to be archived online

NEW YORK – NASA’s images from the Apollo moon landings, the Voyager planetary flybys and the many space shuttle missions will be accessible through a central, searchable Web site under a partnership between the space agency and the nonprofit Internet Archive. Read on …

The Universe in the Classroom [pdf]

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007.

From dark matter to the transit of Venus, “The University in the Classroom” has all the astronomical bases covered for educators. This electronic educational newsletter is published by The Astronomical Society of the Pacific and has been published since 1984. Each issue is designed to help teachers learn more about astronomy themselves, and then they can bring this new knowledge into their classroom. On the newsletter’s homepage, visitors can read the current issue, subscribe to receive updates, and also browse through the archives, which stretch back to late 1984. Within each issue, visitors can read an in-depth exploration of a certain astronomical subject, complete with classroom activities and links to other related resources.