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Astronomy In Your Hands
Includes a collection of hands-on astronomy activities for classroom and home. A feature is the downloadable star wheel with a version available for every latitude on Earth.
http://www.astronomyinyourhands.com/

Astronomy Page for Science Explained
Offers free lessons in astronomy. The course runs from Covers identification of stars, constellations and planets, and physics.
http://www.synapses.co.uk/astro/index.html

Australia Telescope Outreach and Education
Provides the media and the general public with information about the Australia Telescope National Facility and also provides educational resources on many aspects of astronomy.
http://outreach.atnf.csiro.au/

BBC Science - Space
Bring outer space online with the BBC Online's guide to astronomy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space

Celestial Navigation Net
An annotated hub site of resources relating to navigating by the stars, including theory, practice, history, instruments, and classroom links.
http://www.celestialnavigation.net/

Chris Matzner's List of Resources
Helpful links for graduate and undergraduate astronomy students. Includes software information, literature topics, statistical data analysis, and presentation tips.
http://www.cita.utoronto.ca/~matzner/svc/resources.html

ESO Outreach
The European Southern Observatory's program for student and kids. Includes events, science shows and multimedia material.
http://www.eso.org/public/outreach/

Evening Diploma in Astronomy
Part-time undergraduate Diploma in Astronomy by evening study at UCL, London.
http://www.phys.ucl.ac.uk/part-time/PTAstro/

From Stargazers to Starships
Tutorial and historical exposition of the motion of Earth in space, Newtonian mechanics and spaceflight, on a high school level.
http://www-istp.gsfc.nasa.gov/stargaze/Sintro.htm

Hands-On Universe (HOU)
HOU participants around the world request observations from an automated telescope, download images from a large image archive, and analyze them with the aid of user-friendly image processing software.
http://www.handsonuniverse.org/

Heavenly Mathematics: Highlights of Cultural Astronomy
An interdisciplinary course on cultural astronomy. The course has a goal of imparting an understanding of basic astronomical phenomena and an appreciation of their cultural significance throughout the world.
http://www.math.nus.edu.sg/aslaksen/teaching/heavenly.shtml

Infrared Imaging
Learn about infrared imaging by viewing a variety of objects in the infrared.
http://www.ipac.caltech.edu/Outreach/Edu/Guess/

Learning Astronomy
Learn about the universe by looking at animations, videos and photographs. Includes sections on backyard astronomy, earth and moon, the solar system, stars and galaxies.
http://www.learningastronomy.com/

Multiwavelength Astronomy
Discusses which celestial objects appear in each part of the spectrum and shows why there is a need to send telescopes into space. Page includes photos, games, classroom activities, and related resources.
http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_classroom/multiwavelength_astronomy/multiwavelength_astronomy/

Mysteries of Deep Space
PBS companion site explores the secrets of the universe with an interactive timeline, classroom activities, a trivia challenge, and questions and answers with experts.
http://www.pbs.org/deepspace/

Observatorio ARVAL
ARVAL's site is dedicated to propagating astronomical information. All of it is bilingual (Spanish - English), except for the 'Astronomía Caraqueña' section, which contains local astronomical information centered around Caracas, Venezuela.
http://www.oarval.org/welcome.htm

One-Minute Astronomer
Provides short, easy to read articles on what can be seen in the night sky. Registered users can receive these free by email.
http://www.oneminuteastronomer.com/

Project Astro
A national program creating partnerships between teachers and students in grades 4-9 with amateur and professional astronomers.
http://www.clarkfoundation.org/astro-utah/

SEGway: Science Education Gateway for Teachers
SEGway provides commercial space science and astronomy lessons for grades 4-12, many with lesson plans and printable worksheets. Fast-loading interface lets teachers browse by grade and topic.
http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/SegwayEd/index.html

Size of Solar System
Shows Solar System true to scale. Helps realize the vastness of distances between planets compared to planet sizes.
http://www.panoptikum.net/sonnensystem/solarsystem.htm

Spanish Language Astronomy Materials Education Center
Recommended materials sorted by type and by grade level (including college and instructor level).
http://www.astronomyinspanish.org/

Stanford SOLAR Center
A collection of educational activities and resources based on Solar Oscillations Investigation (SOI) and Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) data.
http://solar-center.stanford.edu/

Starsurfing
Provides introductory information on the planets, stars, constellations and galaxies. Also includes space news and a photograph gallery.
http://www.freewebs.com/starsurf/

Swinburne Astronomy
Online degree granting program in astronomy offering courses for Master of Science and Graduate Diploma of Science. Based in Melbourne, Australia.
http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/sao/

Teaching Astronomy Blog
A blog to comment on and discuss resources and research in astronomy education at the introductory college level.
http://teachingastronomy.blogspot.com/

The Solar System, to scale, for a school yard
Sun and planets and moons, bodies and distances and everything to scale, for a school yard, mostly to show the emptiness of it all.
http://www.jdawiseman.com/papers/schools/solar_system_to_scale.html

Universe in the Classroom
A free quarterly educational newsletter published by the ASP 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. It is available either in printed form or electronically here on our website.
http://www.astrosociety.org/education/publications/tnl/tnl.html

Walk the Solar System
JavaScript calculator of sizes and distances of solar system bodies for making a scale model.
http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/solar_system/

Windows to the Universe
An extensive astronomical learning system. Articles available at three levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced.
http://www.windows2universe.org/