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- Heavens Above: Information on what celestial objects can be observed, where and when.
- Space weather: News and information about the Sun-Earth environment.
- Sky & Telescope: News covering all aspects of astronomy.
- The Known Universe: A video showing the scale of the known universe.
- Eyes on the Solar Systems: An interactive program that let’s you fly through the solar system and locate all the spacecraft and their exact location.
- Solar System Explorations: for kids under 10 years old: Have you ever wished to travel through the Solar System? Now you can, at least virtually, in this cool NASA web site.
- The Nine Planets: Despite the title of the program, a very complete and entertaining web site about the planets of our solar system.
Tips For Buying a Telescope or Binoculars
- Sky and Telescope: This web site is filled with tips for stargazing equipment. Make sure to check out the whole site.
- Tips for Buying Binoculars: A website explaining what makes a good pair of binoculars.
- Skymaps: Once you have some equipment, what do you look for? This site has great sky maps to get you started. Planning a trip? This site shows sky maps for other locations as well.
Stars and Constellations
- The Constellations and their Stars: All about the constellations, from interactive sky charts to pictures and frequently asked questions.
General Astronomy Topics
- Bad Astronomy: A funny and educative site that uses astronomy misconceptions shown in movies, books or the media to teach astronomy.
- Women Astronomers: Information on past and current women astronomers.
- NASA Science for Citizen Scientists: Did you thought that only scientists can do research? This NASA web site shows you that you can too!
Images and Maps
- Astronomy Picture of the Day: Each day, NASA presents one spectacular astronomical picture, with a brief explanation about it.
- Big Bear Solar Observatory: The latest images from the Sun taken at the Solar Observatory located in Big Bear Lake, California.
- Geostationary Satellite Images: Visible and infrared satellite pictures of Wisconsin.
- Hubble Gallery: The best pictures of the Hubble Space Telescope.
The Full Moon Atlas: An interactive map of the Moon.
- Astronomy Magazine: American monthly magazine covering all aspects of amateur astronomy, based near Milwaukee in Waukesha.
- Sky & Telescope: American monthly magazine covering all aspects of amateur astronomy.
Local Societies and Special Events
- Great Lakes Planetarium Association: The oldest regional planetarium association, with members from over 30 states.
- International Planetarium Society: The International Planetarium Society is a global association of planetarium professionals with nearly 700 members from 35 countries around the world.
- Milwaukee Astronomical Society: Astronomy club which possesses several telescopes and CCD cameras which available to all members.
- Northern Cross Science Foundation: Association dedicated to the pursuit of astronomy and related sciences on an amateur level. Several meeting points near Milwaukee.
- Pewaukee Astronomy Club: Association that operates the Harken Observatory perched atop thePewaukee Public Library.
- Racine Astronomical Society: The Racine Astronomical Society was established in 1956 to promote interest in astronomy among amateurs and the Racine area public.
- Urban Stargazers: Not a club, but a gathering of individuals with a common interest in learning and practicing the hobby of amateur astronomy. They meet near the Urban Ecology Center (Milwaukee).
- Wehr Astronomical Society: Group of amateur astronomers with programs geared to the beginner. The meetings are usually held at the Wehr Nature Center (Franklin).
- Google Sky: Software to browse and explore the Earth and Universe, also online.
- Stellarium: Free software that simulates the space in 3D and lets you explore the universe. Runs on GNU-Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.
Younger Kids (Under 10 Years Old)
- NASA Kids' Club: Do you like games? Do you like astronomy? Then this is the site for you!
- NASA Science for Kids: Lots of games and fun facts about the Earth, the Sun and the Universe.
- Solar System Explorations: Have you ever wished to travel through the Solar System? Now you can, at least virtually, in this cool NASA web site.
- The Space Place: More NASA funny games and activities about space and technology.
- Starchild, a Learning Center for Young Astronomers: Do you want to know more about our Universe? Then you should check out this site.
Older Kids (Over 10 Years Old)
- NASA for Students: Stories, videos, games, experiments and much more in this NASA site.
- Imagine the Universe!: This is a cool NASA web site to learn about the Universe. And if you have any questions, you can always ask an astrophysicist.
- NASA Quest: Interactive activities about space science.
- Blind Science: Several resources that enable blind people to learn about the Universe.
- Resources for teaching blind students: List of links about about teaching blind students.
- Space Sounds: A site where you can listen the sounds of the Universe.
- Space Vision 2004: Astronomy hand on activities for the visually impaired.
- Astronomía para niñas y niños: Juegos, actividades y curiosidades en esta página para los más pequeños.
- Instituto Astrofísico de Canarias: Recursos educativos para profesores.
- Pregúntale a un astrónomo, para niños: Las preguntas más frecuentes sobre astronomía están en esta web, con respuestas sencillas.
- The Space Place (en español): Si tienes entre 8 y 13 años, ¡esta página te va a encantar! Tiene muchísimas actividades y juegos para conocer mejor nuestro Universo.
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