Reader Reviews

Astronomy and Space Travel

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National Geographic – Virtual Solar System Tour

May 2, 2002 -- From Daniel, a reader from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, who is not affiliated with the site

This site takes you on an awesome 3D or 2D tour of the solar system, giving tons of info and facts. It is one of my favorites!

The NASA “Why?” Files

March 27, 2002 -- From Heidi, a reader from Virginia, who is affiliated with the site

The NASA “Why?” Files web site features Problem-Based Learning and targets students in grades 3-5. Problem-solving skills are put to the test as young detectives search for solutions to real-world problems. The interactive site builds content knowledge in science, mathematics, and technology through its online problem scenario which highlights NASA research, missions and experts.

Spacewatch – Backyard Stargazing for Beginners

February 15, 2002 -- From Robert Roy Britt, a parent from Philadelphia PA, who is affiliated with the site

Backyard astronomy is made simple, with easy-to-use sky maps, a weekly feature story, a calendar of sky events, and simple instructions on how to find a planet on any given night, no equipment needed.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

February 7, 2002 -- From Fred, a parent from Atlanta, who is not affiliated with the site

I think this is an amazing site because of all of the information readily available to the user. Not only are there 1000s of incredible pictures, but the technical terms are all linked to pages with very good explanations and more great pictures.

Orrery: The Solar System in Action

July 2, 2001 -- From Andrew Harmsworth, a teacher from Cambridge, England who is affiliated with the site

Orrery is a concise tour of the Solar System – and beyond! Learn about everything from the Sun to Saturn; or the Moon and Mars. The site was created by a Physics teacher in Cambridge, England, and it contains a wide range of educational resources.

Astronomy for Kids

May 21, 2001 -- From Joanne, a teacher from Twin Falls, Idaho who is affiliated with the site

With “Astronomy for Kids”, I am trying to create a comprehensive resource about astronomy and space. This site includes articles about timely astronomy topics, news links, and links to astronomy resources. It also features a page of lesson plans and activities that parents and teachers can use.

Aerospaceguide: Space Projects and Info

December 1, 2000 -- From Vic Stathopoulos, a reader from who is affiliated with the site

Guide to Space Exploration and Space Links

Kids Astronomy

November 11, 1999 -- From Bertoch Hiram, a teacher from Salt Lake City, Utah who is affiliated with the site

Visit this exiciting Web site built just for kids and learn about stars, planets, black holes, and much more. There are many things to do at, such as join the Junior Astronomers club, read funny space jokes, send postcards, and learn about any subject relating to Astronomy.