Astronomy Labs, Hands-on, Demos

Text in quotes and italics are direct from the sites.

 

Lab Sources On Line

Washington State University  http://www.astro.washington.edu/labs/clearinghouse/labs/labs.html

Idaho State University http://www.physics.isu.edu/~hackmart/phys153.html

Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Sky Server http://cas.sdss.org/dr6/en/

University of Michigan http://www.astro.lsa.umich.edu/Academics/Undergrad/labs.php

Western Nebraska Community College http://www.wncc.net/courses/aveh/inhlabs.htm

Northwestern University http://www.astro.northwestern.edu/labs/m100/
        One lab specifically on galactic distance

Hofstra University http://people.hofstra.edu/J_B_Bennington/K_16/starry_night/starry_night.html
        Labs designed around the Starry Night Software

Celestia http://www.shatters.net/celestia/ (software)
        Celestia Educational http://www.celestiamotherlode.net/catalog/educational.php
        NASA Celestia based lessons http://learn.arc.nasa.gov/planets/index.html

 

Software for labs

Follow these links for Planetarium software HERE and the comparison list HERE

Contemporary Laboratory Exercises in Astronomy (CLEA) http://www3.gettysburg.edu/~marschal/clea/CLEAhome.html

 

Hands-on activities

Hands-on Astrophysics from AAVSO http://hoa.aavso.org/
        Kit available for purchase

Astronomical Society of the Pacific http://www.astrosociety.org/education/activities/handson.html

At Home Astronomy http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/AtHomeAstronomy/

Hands-On Universe http://www.handsonuniverse.org/
        Materials must be ordered

Harvard University http://hea-www.harvard.edu/ECT/the_book/toc.html

Astronomy In Your Hands http://www.astronomyinyourhands.com/
        There is a charge for materials

 

Astronomy  Demos [Note: "On line" means that the demo is computer based, "Off line" an actual physical demo]

Demos and Animations for Teaching Astronomy http://www.astro.uiuc.edu/projects/data/ (ON LINE)

Juniata College  http://public.juniata.edu/physicsdemos/astrodemos.htm (OFF LINE)

John Fix (and McGraw Hill) http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072482621/student_view0/interactives.html# (ON LINE)
        These have exercises with them.

Beyond the Dome, Swartmore College http://mywebpages.comcast.net/pgschran/beyonddome.html (OFF LINE)

Johns Hopkins University http://fuse.pha.jhu.edu/~wpb/globe.html (OFF LINE)
        For elementary school level

Astronomy Animations http://www.valdosta.edu/~cbarnbau/astro_demos/ (ON LINE)

Digital Demo Room - Stellar Evolution http://rainman.astro.uiuc.edu/ddr/stellar/ (ON LINE)
        Creates movies of stellar evolution on the H-R diagram. Movies are downloadable.

 

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