Astronomy and Space Travel

Because NASA has contributed so many gigabytes of material to the WWW, space travel is one of the best covered subjects on the Web. Photos, video and audio are a terrific way to bring the space program home. For would-be space travelers (and their parents) I recommend these nine sites, as we look to the skies for ASTRONOMY AND SPACE TRAVEL.

Astronomy Course for Middle/High School Students5 stars

"Astronomy is Looking Up" says Jack Troeger, a 9th grade teacher at Ames High School in Ames, Iowa who loves stargazing and Dalmatians. Backyard astronomers will delight in his essays on "Light Pollution", "Observing the Night Sky" and "Finding your Way Around the Sky". If you don't like astronomy, come here for the cute Dalmatian photos!

Astronomy Picture of the Day4 stars

This site changes every day, offering a new image and a brief explanation. Cruise on by for a short break from homework.

Earth and Universe2 stars

This multimedia guide to the stars and galaxies is excerpted from their CDROM. The pictures are wonderful, but the explanations are very brief. On the home page are two small files to test your audio and video players. Try them first.

How to Become an Astronaut 1012 stars

Although it doesn't have much pizazz, this site is fun because it is a perfect starting point for "What do you want to be when you grow up?". The first requirement for an aspiring NASA astronaut is to be an American citizen. The article covers educational requirements (a Ph.D. is recommended), preferred work experience, and even pay and benefit packages!

Hubble Space Telescope: Greatest Hits4 stars

This photo gallery of the universe is a collection of Hubble's most spectacular shots. Each is accompanied by a caption and a press release.

Honorable Mentions

The following links are either new discoveries or sites that didn't make it into my newspaper column because of space constraints. Enjoy!

Arty the Part Time Astronaut


NASA's Observatorium

Quia! Astronomy Activities

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