Save humanity's first lunar settlement in Moonbase Alpha

July 20, 2010

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.

NASA giving away free Journey to the Stars DVDs to educators

June 14, 2010

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.

The Known Universe is quite impressive

May 20, 2010

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.

Bring the planetarium to the classroom with Stellarium

April 14, 2010

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 … Continued

Gaze upon the Scale of the Universe

March 3, 2010

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 … Continued