Tools and Equipment for Astronomy
NASA Spinoffs - Inventions Benefiting Our Daily Lives - Apollo Spinoff ...
People's lives are touched by space technology. Since the 1960s, thousands of documented NASA inventions have benefited U.S. industry, improved the quality of life for people around the world, and created jobs for Americans. The Apollo program helped change the way of life in America, especially in health care.
SETI At Home (Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence)
SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI).
The New Horizons Mission to Pluto and Beyond.
Water on Mars
A look at why planetary scientists are interested in finding water on Mars and other system bodies.
The Amazing Hubble Space Telescope
A look at the Hubble Space Telescope, its instruments, and overall mission.
A Quick Tour of Jupiter's Moons
A quick tour of the planet Jupiter's four largest moons: Io, Europa, Callisto, and Ganymede.
Stargazing is easy to do and you don't need a lot of equipment or huge books to do it. Learn more about what you DO need in this brief, informative article.
The study of the universe requires astronomers to observe in as many different wavelengths of light as possible. Learn about how light and astronomy go hand in hand.
Did you know our galaxy has a complex magnetic field structure? Learn more about astronomers found and mapped it.
From the Desert to the Cosmos
A general overview of the Very Large Array radio telescope installation in New Mexico in the United States, and the radio astronomy science it performs.
Would YOU Go to Mars?
A quick look at the Mars One mission plan to send colonists on a one-way trip to Mars in the next decade or two.
The Stormy Sun-Earth Connection
A look at how astronomers and meteorologists are finding a link between the Sun's activity and lighting storms on Earth.
Five Fascinating Short Stories from Big Astronomy
A look at five current research areas in astronomy and recent results.
Astronomy Books for All Ages
A look at a few of the many astronomy books available to help people learn more about the sky.
Looking for astronomy computer programs and apps? This article looks at a few of the many good ones available.