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The following resources may be of interest to amatuer astronomers, students, instructors, and informal educators.
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What's up this month NASA's Solar System Exploartion News and Events site highlights "What's Up for the Month". These pages are written by Jane Houston Jones, an astronomer, NASA science podcast developer, writer, educational and outreach artisan and social media enthusiast.

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Images Audio and Videos
Presentations
Sky Maps, Software and Websites
Movies
Astrophotography Resources
Messier Marathon
Star Party Resources
Educational Resources
Visually Impaired Resources
Lunar Resources
Remote Observing Resources
Saturn Resources
Solar Resources
Dark Skies Resources
Astropoetry
Other
IYA 2009 Archive

Logos, Banners, Posters and Graphics


Images and Videos


Presentations


Sky Map Software and Websites

  • Evening Sky Map -- 2-page monthly guide to the night sky for all levels, multiple languages available
  • Virtual Moon Atlas - free software for Moon observing
  • CalSky - an astronomical calendar containing daily for every point on Earth
  • Heavens Above - a web site that shows you when satellites, including the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle, are visible from any place on Earth
  • Cartes du Ciel - a free program that shows you whats in the sky at any time
  • Stellarium - open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.
  • Celestia - a free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions


Movies

  • Eyes on the Skies - The International Astronomical Union's book and movie celebrating the 400th anniversary of the telescope.


Astrophotography Resources


Messier Marathon


Star Party Resources


Educational Resources

  • 100HA Educational resources - an excellent page with many educational resources gathered together for the 100 Hours of Astronomy Cornerstone Project of IYA2009
  • What's up this month NASA's Solar System Exploartion News and Events site highlights "What's Up for the Month". These pages are written by Jane Houston Jones. an astronomer, NASA science podcast developer, writer, educational and outreach artisan and social media enthusiast.
  • Earth and Space Resources - an excellent page from CSIRO Austriala with numerous educational resources.


Visually Impaired Resources


Lunar Resources


Remote Observing Resources


Saturn Resources

  • Saturn Moons An easy to use applet from Sky and Telescope showing the positions in orbit around the planet of Saturn's brightest satellites from January 1900 to December 2100


Solar Resources

  • Sundial for GAM2011 - an illustrated PDF with full instructions, including a detailed assembly pattern of making your own Sundial.
  • One Rotation - an excellent illustrated PD espeically for GAM2011 with registry sheet for direct measurment of solar rotation and sunspot activity
  • How to Observe the Sun - excellent illustrated PDF espeically for GAM2011 resource regarding the dangers of solar observing on the eye, including safe solar filters for your telescope or camera.
  • Spectroscope for GAM2011 - full instructions, including a detailed assembly pattern on how to make your own Spectroscope.
  • Make your own Sun Observation Glasses - full instructions, including a detailed assembly pattern on how to make your own solar observation glasses or solar filter glasses. Warning: this pattern requires a solar filter.
  • Observing the Sun yourself - excellent resources from Stanford Solar Center
  • Build a safe solar filter for your telescope - from Michael Portuesi
  • Make your own Pin Hole Cameras - Pinhole camera's are fun, safe and easy to make.
  • Build a safe solar viewer - from CSIRO Austraila
  • Build a sundial - build a sundial for your garden or school! Plenty of useful information and full instructions. This would make a great project for students or astronomy groups taking part in this years SunDay for GAM2011.
  • Build a solar cooker - Ever thought of cooking using solar energy? This link and it's many solar cooker plans will inspire everyone to give it a try.


Dark Skies Resources


Astropoetry


Other

  • The Unidentified Aerospace Phenomena (UAP) - is a project aiming at facilitating the collection of UAP reports from both amateur and professional astronomers, via a questionnaire to be downloaded from a dedicated website.


International Year Of Astronomy 2009 Archive