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Here’s what’s going on at the NASA Earth Observatory, brought to you by Fred Beyer at EarthSciTeach.

Here’s what’s going on at the NASA Earth Observatory, brought to you by Fred Beyer at EarthSciTeach.

With the Starry Night Sky Chart you can enter your ZIP code and get a picture of what the night sky will look like in your area.

Moonbase Alpha puts students in the role of astronauts living on the first human base on the moon. A meteorite has debilitated the life-support system, and they’ve got 25 minutes to fix it before everyone runs out of air.

Browsing to www.space.com will provide you and your students with quality information about — you guessed it — space.

This slick flash video shows the history of the development of the International Space Station, compacting more than a decade of building into about two minutes.

Want to start next fall’s science class with a bang? You won’t find many bangs bigger than a supernova. NASA wants to bring those colossal explosions to your classrooms via the safety of a DVD through their Journey to the Stars DVD giveaway.

For any lesson plan or unit dealing with the vastness of space and galactic measurements, this seven-minute video will become a must as a lead in. To really enjoy its full potential make sure to select the 720p HD version of it.

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE It’s tough to put into words how cool Stellarium is for anyone teaching astronomy or anyone learning the subject. In a nutshell, Stellarium is a high-resolution personal planetarium you install on your computer. The fact that is 100% free launches it into the Google Earth realm of awesome free applications.

BY BILL FERRIS The world may be getting smaller, but the universe is still a pretty big place. If you’ve the urge to feel like an insignificant speck of dust, play with this flash app that shows you the scale of the universe. The controls are simple. Actually, make that control, as in singular — […]