Class Links

Astronomy Dictionary 
Use me FIRST!

Astronomy Dictionary 2
Can't find it above?  Try this one!

Astronomy Dictionary 3
Can't find it above?  Try this one! Third time's a charm ;~}

www.nasa.gov
Official NASA web site with links to pictures, missions, the latest news, and more!

http://www.space.com/news
This site gives great day-to-day news regarding all things space.

http://www.timeanddate.com/moon/phases/
Current, future, and past moon phases.  This also gives you the moon rise and set times for the year(s), has sunrise and sunset times for the year(s), eclipse information, and information about night sky information.

www.spaceweather.com
Yes- space has weather!  Forecasts for sunspots, solar wind, solar flares, and information about SOHO (the heliospheric observatory orbiting the sun.) 

http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/cosmos/
"Cosmos is a unique astronomy reference written by research astronomers. Our encyclopedia entries are for a general audience who wish to know detailed information on a wide range of astronomical topics.Cosmos is an evolving resource, with new entries being added all the time."

http://universesandbox.com/
SO COOL! Play with the physics of the universe.  See what would happen if the planets were in a different order; if the sun disappeared; if we were closer to the sun; if we had another star.  AND MORE. "It merges gravity, climate, collision, and material interactions to reveal the beauty of our universe and the fragility of our planet. Create, destroy, and interact on a scale you've never before imagined."

www.stellarium.com
"Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer.  It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you'd see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It is being used in some planetarium projectors.  Just set your coordinates and go!"
You can not get to this link on a school computer.

http://www.analemma.org/
Local astronomy information and night viewings! "The Analemma Society uses the RATO observatory available... through Fairfax County Park Authority for astronomical observing events and educational classes."