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RESOURCES & LINKS

TEACHING RESOURCES

We are in the process of developing teaching resources which will be available through our website for teachers to use with their students. These resources are designed to either be used as pre-teaching materials so students have some background knowledge of the concepts covered in the Star Dome presentation, or they can be used as follow up activities to reinforce concepts presented in the Dome.

We are also accumulating links (see below) to websites which may further develop your students' understanding and appreciation of the concepts covered in our Star Dome presentations.

Check out the following ASTRONOMY TEACHING TIPS that may facilitate your planning!

LESSON PLANS

PLANET FACTS

Sun     Mercury     Venus     Earth     Mars     Jupiter     Saturn     Uranus     Neptune

MONTHLY STAR CHARTS

January     February    March    April    May     June    

July    August    September    October    November    December

LINKS

Astronomy

How to get started:

skytonight.com/howto/basics

Sunspots today:

sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/sunspots/

Clear sky clock (Winnipeg):

cleardarksky.com/c/Winnipegkey.html

Solar system simulator :

space.jpl.nasa.gov/

Space news:
space.com
spaceflightnow.com/
skytonight.com/news/wires

Astronomy picture of the day:

antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

Solar system fact sheets:

nineplanets.org/nineplanets.html#toc

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (Winnipeg Centre):

winnipeg.rasc.ca

How to find satellites:

heavens-above.com/

Star Charts:

skymaps.com/

Telescope equipment reviews:

scopereviews.com/
cloudynights.com/

Free Astronomy Software

Planetarium: Stellarium:

stellarium.org/

3D space simulator: Celestia:

shatters.net/celestia/

Mythology

Encyclopedia Mythica:

pantheon.org/

THEOI PROJECT Guide to Greek Mythology:

theoi.com/

Bulfinch's Mythology:

sacred-texts.com/cla/bulf/index.htm

Teaching Resources