We are attempting to create a page which helps make astronomy accessible to non-astronomers, specifically secondary students. We are going to focus on constellations over North America; how to find them in the sky and their rotation throughout the year.
This site is to be used in conjunction with
our units on Astronomy and Space.
We are concentrating here on our galaxy, the Milky Way, as viewed from the earth.
How can we study something so big it includes everything including us? How do we start thinking about the universe? Perhaps the best way is to grab a quick impression as we zoom through the cosmos. We generally tend to think about the appearance of the sky from the Earth and that is where we will start--looking at the sky from the Earth.
Topics of Discussion:
The Solar System
Other Sites of Interest
Take A Look At The Stars
Constellations: Fact and Myth
Mapping the Stars
star charts for North America region
25 Brightest Stars (according to view from Earth)
Celestial Sphere: outside looking in
A Different Spin