Astronomy

The Solar System

This NASA site is a one stop website for all the information you'll ever need on the parts of the solar system

If for some reason you still need information on the planets, be sure to visit "Windows to the Universe"

Want information on any mission to another part of the solar system? This NASA site lets you search by target, name or decade!

This site from the Exploratorium allows you to compare your weight on planets, moons and even neutron stars!

This site from the Exploratorium allows you to compare your age in days and years on the planets and Pluto

This site from NYU also allows you to compare your weight and mass on other planets

Fire a cannonball to see where it lands on different planets in this McGraw-Hill interactive

International Space Station

This animation from USA Today provides the timeline for the construction of the International Space Station

Want to see the Space Station? Click here to see if it's visible in your area tonight.

Earth Specific Topics

Click here to find angles of altitude of the sun and moon for US cities.

The Seasons

View this short video on "Why are There Seasons?"

GeoScience Animations - The relationship between the Earth's tilt and the seasons

Explore a model of Earth's yearly revolution around the Sun

Use this interactive from McGraw-Hill to investigate the seasons

This interactive from SEPUP allows you to compare seasonal information from 4 different geographical locations.

The Moon

View this PowerPoint on the Moon from the MoonKAM project

Click here for an informative explanation of moon phases produced by Harcourt School Publishers

Use this animation from Green River Community College to learn about moon phases

McGraw-Hill also has an interactive animation on moon phases

This applet from the University of Illinois shows the relationship between the motion of the Moon around the Earth and lunar phases.

This applet from the Valdosta State University also shows the relationship between the movement of the Moon around the Earth and lunar phases

StarDate allows you to view Moon phases for any month you select

Eclipses

Click here to view a PowerPoint on Eclipses

MSNBC has an informative animation on solar eclipses

McGraw-Hill has this interactive of solar and lunar eclipses

These notes from Richard Pogge at Ohio State contain all you need to know about eclipses

Click here for Mr. Eclipse's page on Solar Eclipses for Beginners

Click here for Mr. Eclipse's page on Lunar Eclipses for Beginners

This site shows the path for the US Total Solar Eclipse in August 2017

This map shows the paths of total and annular solar eclipses from 2001-2020

Want to know the path of any eclipse from the beginning of the Second Millennium BCE (2000 BCE to 1001 BCE) to the end of the Third Millennium (2001 CE to 3000 CE)? Click here for that information

This YouTube video from Nature Video tells the story of the Lego Antikythera Mechanism

Tides

View the Tide Simulator from the ASPIRE project at the University of Utah

You'll be an expert on tides by the time you finish this NOAA tutorial. (Links are located on the right side of the page.) Be sure to click on all the animations!



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