Amateur Astronomy Club

Astronomy links for Teachers, Students, And anyone who wants to learn

NASA – Hands on at Home! STEM for Students at Home! Click here
NASA – Asteroids, Meteors and Meteorites – and more Solar System Exploration! Click here
NASA – SpacePlace Game – DSN Uplink-Downlink: A DSN Game Click here
Explore with Space Launch System activities Click here
My NASA MYData – Volcanic Eruptions – Geology Lessons and Activities! Click here
NASA at HOME is introducing astronaut story time from Earth. Each weekday at 4 p.m. EDT, record-breaking astronaut Christina Koch, who recently returned to our home planet after 328 days in space, will read a children’s book on Instagram Live. Follow her to enjoy: Click here
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Design a Venus Rover – NASA Wants Your Help Designing a Venus Rover Concept
Exploring Hell: Avoiding Obstacles on a Clockwork Rover – Must survive conditions listed below!

  • Surface temperature: in excess of 450°C
  • Surface pressure: 92 times that of Earth
  • Wind speeds: 0.3 – 1.3 meters per second
  • Due to the extreme pressure, this low wind speed feels almost like gale-force winds here on Earth
  • Length of Venusian daytime: 116 Earth days – Hint: Venus completes one rotation in 243 Earth days — the longest day of any planet in our solar system, even longer than a whole year on Venus. … On Venus, one day-night cycle takes 117 Earth days because Venus rotates in the direction opposite of its orbital revolution around the Sun
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Amateur Astronomy online resources Click here
Amateur Astronomy Links from PBS… Click here
NASA Is Tapping University Teams for Innovative Ideas to Enhance Its Moon to Mars Missions

The 2021 Moon to Mars eXploration Systems and Habitation (M2M X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge is an opportunity for NASA to build partnerships and tap into the ingenuity and creativity of the rising Artemis generation space explorers. This collaborative opportunity provides real-world, hands-on design, research and development opportunities for university students interested in aerospace careers while strengthening NASA’s efforts to optimize technology investments, foster innovation and facilitate technology infusion.

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Old gas blob from Uranus found in vintage Voyager 2 data Click here
Evening Sky Maps Click here
Earth Sky – Essential Astronomy Click here
What’s up in Space at Click here
Catch up with the exploration of space with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope Hubblecast videos! Click here
NASA Hubble Space Telescope Click here
Astronomy Technology Today – online magazine to feed your inner geek! Click here
Video with all the tests for SpaceX landing their first stage rockets Click here
This link to the Smithsonian Learning Lab at Harvard has created a reference center about female astronomers such as Annie Jump Cannon and Henrietta Swan Leavitt. As part of the group of women known as the Harvard Computers, they cataloged stars and made great contributions to the field of astronomy. At the library, we are planning on curating these digital collections with resources from our own materials, such as the notebooks created by these women. Click here
NASA eClips™ Resources support standards-based instruction by increasing STEM literacy in formal and nonformal settings. The free video segments inform and engage students, through NASA-inspired, real world connections.
Three NASA eClips programs are tailored to meet the needs of students in grades 3-12. In addition, a student-produced resource has joined the NASA eClips library.
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Student Project Have you ever wondered when the next full moon will be? How about the first quarter moon? Now you can have all the dates and times for all the moon phases for the year at your fingertips by building your own moon phases calendar and calculator! Click here
Earth Day Resources EARTHDAY.ORG is honored that the Biden Administration has decided to convene a global climate summit on Earth Day 2021. Many important environmental events have happened on Earth Day since 1970, including the recent signing of the Paris Agreement, as Earth Day continues to be a momentous and unifying day each and every year. We look forward to being a part of this historic climate summit and making active progress to Restore Our Earth. Click here
Video on choosing your first Telescope by Ed Ting. This is an excellent video for explaining as much what NOT to buy along with some good choices. Click here
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